A treatment for phobias in which the patient is exposed to progressively more anxiety-provoking stimuli and taught relaxation techniques.
- The technique is quite similar to systematic desensitization in behavior therapy.
- Treatments effective in alleviating math anxiety include systematic desensitization and relaxation.
- Behavior treatments include systematic desensitization, relaxation training, emotive imagery, contingency management, and social skills training.
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Syllabification: sys·tem·at·ic de·sen·si·ti·za·tion
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