Aversion Therapy

Aversion therapy is a form of psychological treatment in which the patient is exposed to a stimulus while simultaneously being subjected to some form of discomfort. This conditioning is intended to cause the patient to associate the stimulus with unpleasant sensations in order to stop the specific behavior.

Aversion therapies can take many forms, for example: placing unpleasant-tasting substances on the fingernails to discourage nail-chewing; pairing the use of an emetic with the experience of alcohol; or pairing behavior with electric shocks of various intensities.

Read more about Aversion Therapy:  In Addictions, In Homosexuality, Aversion Therapy and "sexually Deviant" Youth

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Homosexuality And Mormonism - BYU
... a student at Brigham Young University conducted a number of experiments in the use of aversion therapy to treat ego-dystonic homosexuality ... At the time, homosexuality was still treated as a psychiatric condition, and aversion therapy was one of the more common methods used to try to cure it ... Another participant, Connell O'Donovan, says he was also sent to BYU for vomit therapy but refused it, and others have stated that they received vomit-inducing ...
Apotemnophilia - Management - Aversion Therapy
... cognitive and behavioral focuses, another element that has been studied is something known as aversion therapy ... The therapy provides aversive conditioning to deviant sexual fantasies ... Along with therapy, apotemnophiles will be exposed to treatment that focuses on cognitive behavioral programs that include training in social skills that may help maintain ...
Sexual Orientation Change Efforts - Methods - Behavior Therapy
... Types of behavior therapy used to change sexual orientation include aversion therapy, covert sensitization and systematic desensitization ... Aversion therapy associates negative stimuli with homoerotic pictures and positive stimuli with heteroerotic pictures ... Psychological Association has declared that aversion therapy is a dangerous practice that does not work, but it is still in use in some countries ...
Aversion Therapy and "sexually Deviant" Youth
... Aversion therapy is still sometimes forced on children and teenagers who violate sex laws, and especially on individuals believed to have deviant sexual feelings ... policies have usually discouraged the use of forced aversion therapy on children under 14 ...

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