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Psych 10 notes 03/12/2008 Wednesday Treatment for: Phobia o Behavior therapy for phobias o One type is : Systematic desensitization – gradual exposure to the object under controlled conditions Virtual reality is now being employed for this kind of therapy o The other type is: Flooding or implosion – a sudden and large-scale exposure to the object under controlled conditions Obsessive-compulsive disorder o Exposure therapy; similar to systematic desensitization o The patient is exposed to the situation that brings on the compulsive behavior, but is prevented from engaging in it Substance addiction/disorders All addictive drug stimulate dopamine receptors in the nucleus accumbens Nucleus accumbens is critical for the motivating effects of many experiences; food and sex, and drugs. Drugs increases it Activation of these synapse causes increased attention And it accompanied by feelings of great pleasure Two symptoms involved in development of drug addiction
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