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(p. 11) Overview of Exposure Therapy 

(p. 11) Overview of Exposure Therapy
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(p. 11) Overview of Exposure Therapy
Author(s):

Carolyn Black Becker

, Nicholas R. Farrell

, and Glenn Waller

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190069742.003.0002
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date: 18 February 2020

Exposure therapy is an extremely powerful technique for reducing pathological anxiety. As demonstrated in this chapter, this very common-sense strategy can be adapted to address a wide range of anxiety-based disorders. Although the efficacy of exposure has been long recognized, researchers and clinicians continue to find new ways to adapt exposure to more effectively address anxiety and barriers to treatment. This chapter reviews the use of in vivo, imaginal, and interoceptive exposure using brief case studies involving, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. The chapter also discusses the increasing use of virtual reality exposure therapy.

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