behaviour therapy


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behaviour therapy

Any therapy which focuses on modifying observable and, in principle, quantifiable behaviour by systematic manipulation of the environment and variables functionally linked to the behaviour.
 
Examples
Operant conditioning, shaping, token economy, systematic desensitisation, aversion therapy, flooding.

behaviour therapy

A method of treating neurotic disorders and modifying unacceptable patterns of behaviour by establishing CONDITIONED REFLEXES, using positive and negative reinforcement, by reward and punishment, respectively. Behaviour therapy has been shown to be effective in obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, sexual dysfunction, aggressive conduct in SCHIZOPHRENIA and in some cases of so-called MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS. In general, it is more useful in treating circumscribed conditions than in dealing with widespread personality disorders.
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The study demonstrated that cognitive behaviour therapy significantly improved hot flashes, depression, sleep disturbances, and sexual concerns, although little improvement was seen in anxiety.
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It is derived from cognitive psychology and behaviour therapy in terms of the development of concepts of schema and cognitive belief.
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Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy of Acute Stress Disorder: A 3-year Follow-up.
ISLAMABAD, 08 April , 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Cognitive behaviour therapy, and to a lesser extent supportive stress management, help depressed patients who have had heart bypass surgery.
Letters to the editor: Stage-oriented trauma treatment using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 48, 126-127.
Cognitive behaviour therapy for children and families, 2d ed.
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Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques, 2nd Edition

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