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implosion

 [im-plo´zhun]

im·plo·sion

(im-plō'shŭn),
1. A sudden collapse, as of an evacuated vessel, in which there is a bursting inward rather than outward as in an explosion.
2. A type of behavior therapy, similar to flooding, during which the patient is given massive exposure to extreme anxiety-arousing stimuli by being asked to describe, and thus relive in imagination, those life events or situations typically producing these overwhelming emotional reactions. As the patient does so, the therapist attempts to extinguish the future influence of such unconscious material over the patient's behavior and feelings, and previous avoidance responses to the stimuli are replaced by more appropriate responses.

implosion

/im·plo·sion/ (im-plo´zhun) see flooding.

implosion

[implō′zhən]
Etymology: L, im + plaudere, to strike
1 a bursting inward.
2 a psychiatric treatment for people disabled by phobias and anxiety in which the person is desensitized to anxiety-producing stimuli by repeated intense exposure in imagination or reality, until the stimuli are no longer stressful. Also called flooding. implode, v.

im·plo·sion

(im-plō'zhŭn)
1. A sudden collapse, as of an evacuated vessel, in which there is a bursting inward rather than outward as in explosion.
2. A type of behavior therapy, similar to flooding, during which the patient is given massive exposure to extreme anxiety-arousing stimuli.

im·plo·sion

(im-plō'zhŭn)
Sudden collapse, as of an evacuated vessel, in which there is a bursting inward rather than outward as in an explosion.

implosion

flooding.
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