Dr. Axe

Systematic Desensitization Benefits + How to Do It

Jillian Levy

PREVIEW

The National Institute of Mental Health tells us that the most common types of mental disorders in the United States are phobias, which affect about 10 percent of the adult population. For people suffering from phobias — which are defined as intense fears that pose no real risk but cause a disturbance in daily activities and well-being — as well as obsessive compulsions, one type of therapy that has been shown to improve coping skills is systematic desensitization...

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PREVIEW

The National Institute of Mental Health tells us that the most common types of mental disorders in the United States are phobias, which affect about 10 percent of the adult population. For people suffering from phobias — which are defined as intense fears that pose no real risk but cause a disturbance in daily activities and well-being — as well as obsessive compulsions, one type of therapy that has been shown to improve coping skills is systematic desensitization...