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November 13, 1987

Aversion Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association, Chicago.

From the Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association, Chicago.

JAMA. 1987;258(18):2562-2566. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03400180096035
Abstract

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.

(JAMA 1987;258:2562-2566)

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