A journal article analysis of desensitization

In turn, we expected that more externalizing problems in early adolescence would contribute to more violent behavior in late adolescence, whereas greater internalizing distress in early adolescence would inhibit later violent behavior.

The central hypothesis related to emotional desensitization is that higher levels of violence through a negative quadratic effect and more contexts with violence would lead to lower internalizing distress, which would be linked with more violent behavior.

On a similar scope, Corrigan has proposed that auditory, visual, and tactile BLS would facilitate the simulation of thalamo-cingulate tracts Corrigan, Indeed, children exposed to community violence viewed interparental violence as less threatening, which helped explain the emotional desensitization effect Rosenfield et al.

Several studies have tested desensitization to violence as a mediator of increased aggression among youth exposed to violence, but they have focused primarily on cognitive aspects of desensitization.

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Menzies, R. Metaphors help patients understand the process. Usually sessions, up to 12 for a severe phobia.

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Despite the well-established links between exposure to real-life violence and internalizing problems, however, the effect sizes for general internalizing distress tend to be weaker and less consistent across studies compared to externalizing and trauma symptoms; this is particularly evident for exposure to community violence Fowler et al.

The authors speculated that the improvements observed after treatment where mediated by an EMDR-driven reduction of the sympathetic activation and suggested that EMDR played a role in restoring normal sleep patterns and lowering the probability of developing PTSD after a traumatic event.

Armstrong and Vaughan used this idea to propose an extinction model whereby the EMs trigger an orienting response that i facilitates access to the traumatic memory without avoidance and ii causes subsequent rapid extinction after the determination of no immediate threat Armstrong and Vaughan,

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Systematic Desensitization