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Re: Limits of exposure therapy Doug Saving The Team

Posted by Dinah on April 6, 2004, at 23:07:52

In reply to Re: Limits of exposure therapy snapper, posted by Doug Saving The Team on April 6, 2004, at 22:23:11

I think the idea is optimal stress. If you are forced to do things that make you panic in the name of exposure therapy, it'll just ingrain the response. I was on a board about emetophobia, and apparently forcing exposure often backfires. You need to be relatively comfortable with each phase before moving forward.

 

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