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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
A behavioral method: Desenitization actually is used in a variety of settings. In mental health, it refers to the graded exposure to a feared activity or object, e.g., sn ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Decrease sensitivity: Desensitization is a method to decrease a negative reaction in the body, often used to decrease allergies. Allergy shots expose patients to the protei ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
36 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Violence: Prolonged exposure to violence does desensitize us and therefore needs self monitoring. This is one reason we need to monitor how much television our ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Please clarify.: From what i know of desensitization, it is a form of therapy for allergies that is supposed to make people less sensitive to things they are allergic ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Torem
Specializes in Psychiatry
See a Psychiatrist: You may need a full assessment to better understand the high frequency of this behavior and what drives you to engage in it so frequently; A comprehe ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Yes can be done: Allergic reaction ( to any thing ) is complex process , several factors & different mechanisms are involved . Allergy - like penicillin which will gi ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience in Pain Management
Depends: Which tissues are you desensitizing? Teeth can be desensitized when sensitive, usually the result of trauma. No side effects when desensitizing teet ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
34 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy involves giving an allergic person, small doses of what they are allergic to. The dose is slowly increased so that the individual becom ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, but reversible: Increase nerve sensitivity and blood flow by adding in some testosterone. Women at 40 have half the level they had at 20, and testosterone plays a maj ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Tezza
Dr. Amy Tezza answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need more info: Would this be in the context of opiate or other drug withdrawal? If so i think it's a matter of time and regular exercise along with a healthy diet. B ... Read More

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