Flooding is a form of behavior therapy used to treat people with fears or phobias. In flooding, the person with the fears is exposed to the thing that frightens them for a sustained period of time. The idea behind it is that, by exposing you to your fear, you will eventually see it as less fear-producing. For example, a therapist may take a person who is afraid of dogs into a kennel to expose them to a large number of dogs in a controlled situation.

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