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desensitisation

A therapeutic modality that attempts to reduce IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to various substances by administering ever-increasing amounts of an antigen (e.g., urushiol in poison ivy, sumac and pollen), with the purpose of evoking the formation of blocking antibodies.

de·sen·si·tiz·a·tion

(dē-sen'si-tī-zā'shŭn)
1. The reduction or abolition of allergic sensitivity or reactions to the specific antigen (allergen).
Synonym(s): antianaphylaxis, desensitisation.
2. The act of removing an emotional complex.

de·sen·si·tiz·a·tion

(dē-sen'si-tī-zā'shŭn)
1. The reduction or abolition of allergic sensitivity or reactions to the specific antigen (allergen).
Synonym(s): desensitisation.
2. The act of removing an emotional complex.
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However, recent scientific and medical advances have meant that desensitisation treatments for nut allergy are currently undergoing clinical trials.
The focus of this study was therefore two-fold: Firstly, it determined the effect of Systematic Desensitisation (SD) on the reduction of test anxiety of identified adolescents in Nigerian secondary schools that were experiencing test anxiety.
The independent variable of primary interest is the Systematic Desensitisation (SD).
Systematic Desensitisation was not applied to the control group.
Systematic Desensitisation (SD) therapy could be effective in the reduction of test anxiety among school children.
Differential effectiveness of model reinforcement and desensitisation techniques in improving performance.
1998), Differential effectiveness of systematic desensitisation and Rational emotive therapy in the reduction of Test Anxiety.
The researchers also found that boys who had the most exposure to violent media in their daily lives, as measured by screening tests and questions in their initial meeting with the researchers, showed the greatest desensitisation.
It's called eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing, and it helps guest star Holly Aird to remember everything that occurred on the night a friend went missing two decades ago.
Some women experience a temporary desensitisation after the effects of a powerful vibrator but if they put the toy away for a week, sensitivity usually returns to normal.
There's no clinical evidence that vibrators cause long-term desensitisation.
Rewind Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, or Clinical Hypnosis sound off-putting, but all three techniques would help you to think of your nan's death calmly.