aversion therapy

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any technique of behavior modification that uses unpleasant stimuli in a controlled fashion to alter behavior in a therapeutic way

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Aversion therapy relies almost exclusively on behavioral principles of conditioning.
This was a condition from which I suffered for many years, chronically and painfully, but one I managed to conquer through a mixture of shock treatment and aversion therapy.
In advance of next week's free Dairymen supplement in The Grocer, I hear that farmers from organic milk brand Calon Wen have launched a cow aversion therapy course to help people who are bovine phobic--afraid of cows.
Certainly there's an ugly history of quackery and mistreatment--one theory of homosexuality was that gay men's nerves were misrouted from the penis to the anus and "treatments" have included lobotomy, castration, electroshock, and aversion therapy.
A survey of 31 men treated in the UK between 1960 and 1970 with behavioural aversion therapy, including the use of electric shock, showed an unsurprising lack of success.
The January issue outlines the different therapeutic approaches that are used, including the more promising aversion therapy, which associates the pedophilic fantasy or desire with an unpleasant sensation such as nausea or electric shock.
If none of these measures work, then aversion therapy may be the only solution.
Although misguided and damaging efforts to "cure" transgender children still occur, transgender elders are more likely than younger transgender people to have experienced the most extreme forms of psychiatric abuse earlier in their lives, such as electroshock therapy, forced drugging, and aversion therapy.
Olfactory aversion therapy for homosexual behavior.
The latter is designed to negatively reinforce a pedophile's fantasies about children by pairing them with frightening scenes or foul smells in something called aversion therapy.
Ignoring him may do the trick or you may have to resort to some aversion therapy with a water pistol.
This aversion therapy will grab your attention, if nothing else.
Patients were subjected to abhorrent practices such as aversion therapy, in which they were given shocks or emetics while viewing pictures of homosexual activity.
NICK AND PHIL I married twice but it took years to find peace with a man RETIRED teacher Nick Mitchell struggled with the knowledge he was gay for years and even underwent aversion therapy in a bid to supress his feelings.
TRAUMA: Pete's meeting with TV's Dr Christian brought back unpleasant memories of his aversion therapy