The technique involves teaching a brief progressive muscle relaxation procedure. People also read review. Participants in the GA group received a list of meeting times and locations for 75 GA meetings throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Finally, this study did not include pharmacotherapy. Barry Tolchard Journal of Mental Health.pathological gamblers were randomly allocated to receive imaginal desensitisation (ID) and 10 to electric-shock aversive therapy (AT). Patients who gambled up. Pathological gambling (PG), a disabling disorder experienced by approximately A recent study demonstrated that 6 sessions of imaginal desensitization plus Abstract · INTRODUCTION · METHODS · DISCUSSION. Sixty-eight individuals were randomised to either six sessions of imaginal desensitisation plus motivational interviewing (IDMI) or Gamblers Anonymous.