Definition of Desensitization procedure
1. Noun. A technique used in behavior therapy to treat phobias and other behavior problems involving anxiety; client is exposed to the threatening situation under relaxed conditions until the anxiety reaction is extinguished.
Generic synonyms: Behavior Modification, Behavior Therapy
Specialized synonyms: Exposure Therapy
Lexicographical Neighbors of Desensitization Procedure
Literary usage of Desensitization procedure
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1. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"The desensitization procedure consists of the subcutaneous injection of gradually increasing amounts of vaccine, beginning with this material diluted in ..."