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(p. 1) Introduction 

(p. 1) Introduction
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(p. 1) Introduction
Author(s):

Barbara Olasov Rothbaum

, Edna B. Foa

, and Elizabeth A. Hembree

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195308488.003.0001
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date: 22 June 2018

Chapter 1 introduces and defines Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy, and Emotional Processing Theory, along with a background to the development of the PE treatment program, its risks and benefits, alternative treatments, the role of medications, and an outline of the program and its structure.

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