implosion therapy


noun Psychiatry.

a form of behavior therapy involving intensive recollection and review of anxiety-producing situations or events in a patient's life in an attempt to develop more appropriate responses to similar situations in the future.

Nearby words

  1. implode,
  2. imploratory,
  3. implore,
  4. imploring,
  5. implosion,
  6. implosive,
  7. impluvium,
  8. imply,
  9. impolder,
  10. impolicy

Also called implosive therapy.

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