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  1. exposure therapynoun

    a form of behavior therapy in which a survivor confronts feelings or phobias or anxieties about a traumatic event and relives it in the therapy situation

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  1. Exposure therapy

    Exposure therapy is a technique in behavior therapy intended to treat anxiety disorders. It involves the exposure of the patient to the feared object or context without any danger, in order to overcome their anxiety. Procedurally it is similar to the fear extinction paradigm in rodent work. Numerous studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in the treatment of anxiety disorders such as PTSD and specific phobias. Exposure-based therapy may be effective in preventing the progression from acute stress disorder to post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a report in the June 2008 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. It is also very closely related to exposure and response prevention, a method widely used for the treatment of obsessive–compulsive disorder.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exposure therapy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exposure therapy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of exposure therapy in a Sentence

  1. Baland Jalal:

    Exposure therapy can be very stressful and so is not always effective or even feasible for many patients, if you can provide an indirect treatment that's reasonably realistic, where you contaminate a rubber hand instead of a real hand, this might provide a bridge that will allow more people to tolerate exposure therapy or even replace (it) altogether.

  2. Michael Nadorff:

    Nightmares are a replay of a traumatic event, so it is kind of like Anne Germain body's own exposure therapy.

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