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systematic desensitization[‚sis·tə¦mad·ik dē‚sen·sə·tə′zā·shən]
A behavior therapy technique that is used to modify phobic behaviors by constructing a hierarchy of anxiety-producing stimuli and gradually presenting them to the individual until they no longer produce anxiety.
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systematic desensitizationsee BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION.
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