stress inoculation training


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stress inoculation training

A treatment for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, in which the patient learns how to identify those cues that revive painful memories and then cope with them using techniques that desensitize him or her to these triggers. Relaxation techniques (such as deep breathing or muscle relaxation) are employed.
See also: training
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That is, these trials contain a PE alone treatment condition; where PE is not combined with cognitive restructuring, stress inoculation training, etc.
A comparison of exposure therapy, stress inoculation training, and their combination for reducing posttraumatic stress disorder in female assault victims.
Meichenbaum, Stress Inoculation Training (Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1985).