Dependence and Compulsion
Prochaska and DiClemente (1982) suggest that behavioral techniques are most influential and valuable to the action and maintenance stages of their proposed model of change. The work reported on here suggests that they do indeed have great value at these stages, but also suggests that benefits can be derived at all levels and phases of realizing, coming to terms with, and really doing something about, the perceived problem. It is likely that, like the research reported here, behavioral treatments have effects on attitudes, expectations, and cognitions, and have utility not only in the action and maintenance phase, but in the early contemplative stages of the process.
KeywordsAnorexia Nervosa Alcohol Dependence Blood Alcohol Concentration Control Session Response Prevention
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