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disorder

a disturbance of public order or peace. Its existence may trigger extended police powers.
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The patient's refusal of the investigation can be comprehended as typical avoidance behaviour as a result of his underlying phobic disorder.
In the clinical psychology field, virtual reality is a safe, inexpensive, accepted, and probably soon a widespread tool used in exposure treatments of phobic disorders. However, more randomized clinical trials, in which VRET could be compared to standard exposure, with more objective measures, are required.
And while TCAs are no longer widely prescribed for depression because SSRIs are so much safer, they are increasingly used in lower doses for chronic pain syndromes, peripheral neuropathy, migraine prophylaxis, panic and phobic disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Emphasizing use in clinical situations, Parnell, a clinical psychologist, consultant, and EMDR trainer, discusses successful use of eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing techniques for treating trauma and phobic disorders. Writing for EMDR-trained therapists and not beginners, she focuses on case formulation, ego strengthening, target development, and the ability to work with processing difficulties.