A procedure used in behaviour therapy where a person confronts fears and uses different strategies to cope. See desensitisation; systematic desensitisation. The person is exposed to same items that are avoided by him due to fear.

SELF-DESENSITIZATION: "Joe used self-desensitisation to conquer his fear of spiders."
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