Tripartite Assessment of The Effects of Systematic Desensitization In a Multiphobic Child: An Experimental Analysis
Medicine, Neurosciences, Biological psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
A multiple baseline design was used to evaluate the effects of relaxation training and systematic desensitization in an 11-yr-old, multi-phobic child. Responses on motoric, cognitive, and physiological channels were assessed. While change was minimal during relaxation, substantial improvement was shown in motoric and cognitive systems with sequential introduction of desensitization. Changes on physiological measures were less substantial. All gains were maintained over 1, 4 and 6-month follow-up periods.
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Copyright © 1979 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Van Hasselt, V. B.,
Rosenblum, N. D.,
(1979). Tripartite Assessment of The Effects of Systematic Desensitization In a Multiphobic Child: An Experimental Analysis. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 10(1), 51-55.
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