Behavior Therapy in Psychiatric Practice. The Use of by Joseph Wolpe

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The third phase of the treatment involved a gradual increase in caloric intake, as illustrated in Fig. 1. We reasoned that if the patient's 31 4000r 3500h 300θ[o \ 2500[- c 2000h

H. Y. Behavior, / / . Counseling Psychol. 15, 1-12, N o . 5, STANISLAVSKY C. (1936) An Actor Prepares, Theater part 2, monog. Arts, New York. , PAISLEY W. Y. (First received 9 March 1972; in revised form 1 June 1972) ASSERTIVENESS AND ANXIETY: A CORRELATIONAL STUDY HERBERT ORENSTEIN*, ELIZABETH ORENSTEIN and JOHN E. CARR University of Washington School of Medicine Summary—Based on Wolpe's contention that assertive responses are incompatible with anxiety and are effective in overcoming neurotic fear, the present study predicted an inverse relationship between assertiveness and anxiety.

RUBIN The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and ALEC ROY Maudsley Hospital Summary—A case of anorexia nervosa in which phobic components appeared to be a primary factor in the maladaptive behavior, showed a marked response to systematic desensitization. There was not only a weight gain, but also changes in affect and social behavior. Improvement was maintained at follow-up 6 months later. ANOREXIA nervosa is characterized by a func­ tionally determined refusal of food, resulting in a reduction in caloric intake and consequent loss of weight.

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