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Old 09-01-2014, 01:36 AM   #10
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Default Re: New Inventions: just-around-the-corner breakthroughs in Psychology (and similar)?

Originally Posted by jeff_wilson View Post
If the subject retains the agency and will to seek treatment, desensitization and such can work, but that's a big if, and sometimes they don't.
The source of the phobias must have a huge effect on optimal treatment type and success rate.
Mine are biological not trauma or experience created, so desensitization is not very effective. I still try if only to keep from getting worse.

Also social phobias are tricky as every exposure is radically different. Not like how all spiders are pretty much spiders and unlikely to perform truly unexpected fear inducing behaviors.
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