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Re: Limits of exposure therapy

Posted by snapper on April 6, 2004, at 23:39:53

In reply to Re: Limits of exposure therapy Doug Saving The Team, posted by Dinah on April 6, 2004, at 23:07:52

> 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.


>Hi Dinah, I agree totally. Although I do not have the emetophobia problem with my ocd-I know that many do suffer from this fear- hey lets face it, even *normal people* usually have a problem w/this bodily function!
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