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Social Aversion Therapy by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 11:31am 1 Comment In my practice I often see clients with what I refer to as a "social aversion." This isn't a DSM-IV diagnosis and isn't even necessarily a disorder. Rather it is a general sense of unease being with other, usually unfamiliar people due to feelings of inferiority or a sense of "being judged." Clients who struggle with this are afraid they will ... Read on »
Aversion Therapy by Dr. Heather S. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:23pm I am terrified of open water swims. Especially those with lots of waves. Like the ocean. And, let's just say there's a lot of ocean here in Southern California. Now, somehow swimming is my best of the three triathlon events (swim, bike, and run). But still I can't keep from panicking. This caused me some serious trouble in the Hyannis Sp ... Read on »
Autism and Aversives - Autism Parents' Hard Choices by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:23pm If your autistic child engages in self injurious, self mutilating, or life threatening behavior would you try to prevent such dangerous behavior or allow it to continue? If you chose to eliminate the behavior how would you do it? if the choice is between drugging your child or using a behavior modification program employing a 2 second "bee ... Read on »
Boston Globe: Patrick fights Rotenberg shock therapy decree by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sat 16 Feb 2013 12:45pm The Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) is known for its use of electric shocks as an aversive therapy for behavior modification.  The center is named for Judge Rotenbrg, whose settlement decision 25 years ago allowed for then use of aversives. The Governor of Massachusetts is now moving to nullify (vacate) that settlement decree.  The Boston Glob ... Read on »
ASAN: Urge For the Ban on Aversives in Massachusetts! by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 18 May 2012 12:13am This action alert is from ASAN: Urge For the Ban on Aversives in Massachusetts! Tomorrow, May 18th, 2012, Massachusetts State Senator Brian Joyce will be filing two amendments to the Senate Ways & Means Budget currently pending in the Massachusetts State Senate. One of these amendments calls for a complete ban of aversives ... Read on »
Autism, Aversives and the Rotenberg School of Shock by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 3:23am In Experts on Self-Injurious Kids Challenge Dr. Israel's Methods Mother Jones looks at the Judge Rotenberg Center's continued use of electric shocks as a means of treating self injurious behavior in children with developmental disabilities and/or "problem" behavior in its historical context noting that when its use began decades ago there we ... Read on »
AOL Health Talks to Kim Stagliano About Raising Three Girls with Autism and Treatment by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Mar 2010 12:00am Those are my "crapisode" gloves from the Autism One dinner and auction  last Spring. Pretty fancy, huh? Ms. van der Leun did a terrific job with this interview and I thank her. I particularly appreciated her questions about the criticism I (we) face for using biomed treatments and and seeking a cure. The Mother of Three ... Read on »
Treatments for Alcoholism by Medical Team Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of treatments and procedures that are commonly used to treat Alcoholism: Admission of having a problem Alcoholics Anonymous Aversion therapy Avoidance of alcohol Avoiding friends who abuse alcohol Counselling Detoxification (drying out) Live-in treatment program Other treatments for any complications Ou ... Read on »
Autism and Rotenberg's Unanswered Questions by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 12:37pm In Parents Defend School’s Use of Shock Therapy the New York Times has revisited the Judge Rotenberg Education Center's use of aversive therapies, particularly the "shock" therapy, a mild two second bee sting style of shock, used in treating children with severe aggressive, self injurious even self mutilating behavior arising from auti ... Read on »
Unmaking the Disease (Part 3) by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Wed 09 Jun 2010 8:32am Continued from Part 2 By the time of the 1972 convention in Dallas, enough progress had been made for activists to avoid the confrontation tactics of previous conventions.  Kent Robinson, who by then had become the unofficial APA liason with the gay community, arranged for a booth to be displayed in the exhibit area.  The booth was r ... Read on »