aversion therapy definition

  • noun:
    • a form of behavior treatment designed to alter unwanted or antisocial habits or addictions by generating a stronger relationship with a disagreeable or painful stimulation.
    • any technique of behavior modification that uses unpleasant stimuli in a controlled manner to change behavior in a therapeutic means; primarily used for alcoholism or drug abuse (however with little success)
    • A type of behavior treatment designed to modify undesirable or antisocial habits or addictions by creating a strong connection with a disagreeable or painful stimulus.
    • any means of behavior adjustment that utilizes unpleasant stimuli in a controlled fashion to improve behavior in a therapeutic means; primarily employed for alcoholism or drug use (but with little success)

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