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Feedback of true heart rate during exposure in vivo.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  239665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ten women with specific chronic animal phobias were treated by graded exposure in vivo in two to four two-hour treatment sessions. Sessions were divided into four balanced half-hour epochs, half with visual feedback of true heart rate plus instructions to lower heart rate during approach to phobic stimulus. All patients improved significantly from the start to end of sessions on heart rate and on subjective anxiety. Feedback of heart rate plus instructions to lower it substantially reduced heart rate during epochs of feedback, compared to non-feedback epochs without instructions, but this effect did not generalize to skin conductance or to subjective anxiety in our short-term experiment.
J S Nunes; I M Marks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of general psychiatry     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0003-990X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gen. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1975 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-11-06     Completed Date:  1975-11-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372435     Medline TA:  Arch Gen Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  933-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Auditory Perception
Behavior Therapy*
Desensitization, Psychologic*
Galvanic Skin Response
Habituation, Psychophysiologic
Heart Rate*
Middle Aged
Phobic Disorders / therapy*
Pilot Projects
Reinforcement, Verbal
Time Factors
Visual Perception

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