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What is desensitization?

What is desensitization?

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., snakes or spiders. Usually, relaxation techniques are part of the process. Then, starting perhaps with just visualizing the feared object, the person gradually increases exposure until it becomes "routine." well studied and can be highly effective. ...Read more

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What is systematic desensitization?

What is systematic desensitization?

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 proteins that cause their symptoms in a gradual way until the body becomes accustomed to that exposure. Systemic desensitization is body-wide (like shots); occasionally local desensitization works well (like intranasal desensitization with allergies). ...Read more

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Would looking at videos of real violence desensitize someone?

Would looking at videos of real violence desensitize someone?

It can: People should not do anything to the exclusion of other activities. If you watch violent videos, you should be over 18 and limit the amount of time you participate in this activity. Those with trauma histories may be harmed more by violent videos than those without trauma histories. If violent videos upset you or give you nightmares, or other symptoms, see a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the success rates of desensitization?

What can you tell me about the success rates of desensitization?

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 to, like chocolate. They are exposed to a small amount, which gives a reaction, which, over time, gets less. It has been done for a long time with decent results, but is not employed as much as it once was. ...Read more

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Help I masterbated a lot, now can't get erect, have I desensitized myself. Will it ever return?

Help I masterbated a lot, now can't get erect, have I desensitized myself. Will it ever return?

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 comprehensive assessment by a psychiatrist may help; ...Read more

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What is the side effects of desensitization?

What is the side effects of desensitization?

Depends: Which tissues are you desensitizing? Teeth can be desensitized when sensitive, usually the result of trauma. No side effects when desensitizing teeth. ...Read more

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How can a person be desensitized to an allergen?

How can a person be desensitized to an allergen?

Immunotherapy: The simple answer is allergy immunotherapy. This is typically done for airborne allergens or bees and is the process by which giving the patient back increasing doses of the allergen (s) they will have less and less symptoms. Allergy vaccine therapy is not a cure but can induce long term modifications in the immune system so that the targeted allergens clinically cause less problems. ...Read more

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Does desensitization of pleasure occur as you age?

Does desensitization of pleasure occur as you age?

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 major role here. ...Read more

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What can you do to reverse dopamine desensitization?

What can you do to reverse dopamine desensitization?

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. But without knowing the reason for the desensitization it's hard to know how to advise you. ...Read more

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How high is the success rate for allergic desensitization?

How high is the success rate for allergic desensitization?

90%: I tell my patients 30% have dramatic improvement, 30% good results & 30% fair results. 10% don't improve. Better results occur when the patient is younger and doesn't have asthma and when fewer allergies are present. Success depends also on the commitment of the patient and the family and the expertise of the allergy office and staff. ...Read more

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Can you desensitize your clitorous from excessive vibrator use?? If so how do you make it more sensitive again??

Can you desensitize your clitorous from excessive vibrator use?? If so how do you make it more sensitive again??

Possibly can: Try giving it a break for a couple of weeks, and sensation will likely reurn to normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if someone is allergic to a medicine they need to be taking... Can. They be desensitized to it so they can take it?

What happens if someone is allergic to a medicine they need to be taking... Can. They be desensitized to it so they can take it?

Yes can be done: Allergic reaction (to any thing) is complex process, several factors & different mechanisms are involved. Allergy - like penicillin which will give anaphylatic shock (and death) is caused by type-i mast cell / ige reaction, is being done for certain drugs, by specialized centers (or offices), and is not a routine procedure. ...Read more

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If allergies, how long can desensitization go?

If allergies, how long can desensitization go?

4-5 years: Typically allergy vaccine therapy is 4-5 years in duration. There are some individuals who will continue longer. These individuals will have tried to stop ait but still have symptoms or symptoms worsen of therapy and do better on ait. ...Read more

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Are systematic desensitization and behavior modification related?

Are systematic desensitization and behavior modification related?

Yes: Desensitization is a technique used for behavior modification. It is highly effective with fears ; phobias. ...Read more

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Is it possible that overuse of vibrator causes desensitization of clitoris?

Is it possible that overuse of vibrator causes desensitization of clitoris?

Possible: Try giving it a break for a couple of weeks, and sensation will likely reurn to normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the quickest and most efficient way to desensitize you from a phobia?

What is the quickest and most efficient way to desensitize you from a phobia?

Fix phobias fast?: Depends on the type of phobia, strength of the phobia, duration and frequency. Some phobias respond to a technique called flooding that can have quick results. Most phobias require at least some level of classical conditioning which means time to desensitize the phobia. ...Read more

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What to do if my eyes desensitized from contacts?

What to do if my eyes desensitized from contacts?

Maybe not needed: If your eyes are desensitized from contact wear, that may help in the comfort of the lenses. Are you having difficulty with the lenses due to the lack of sensation such as more infections? If you want to restore the sensitivity, then stop wearing the lenses for a few days and the normal sensation should be restored. ...Read more

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