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A type of behaviour therapy designed to make patients give up an undesirable habit by causing them to associate it with an unpleasant effect.
- ‘Some examples of rehabilitation programs are psychological/behavioral modification, aversion therapy, and detoxification.’
- ‘For example, mild aversion therapy followed by positive reinforcement may be effective.’
- ‘This infamous film, withdrawn by the director during his lifetime, deals with the questionable effects of aversion therapy on a violent teenage rapist.’
- ‘The most common treatment (from the early 1960s to early 1970s, with one case in 1980) was behavioural aversion therapy with electric shocks.’
- ‘Out of the 29 patients who had been through aversion therapy, only one considered himself as heterosexual.’
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