Aversion therapy is a series of techniques designed to reduce unwanted or dangerous behaviors. The most common applications of these techniques are to obesity, tobacco smoking, sexuality, oral habits, self-injurious and aggressive behaviors, and substance abuse. Most enthusiastic reports suffer from lack of control groups and control procedures. At this time, the best accepted application is for the treatment of chronic self-injurious behavior.
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