Research assessing the effectiveness of behavioral techniques for agoraphobia have geneerally shown that vito exposure is more effective than exposure in imagination and that:
a) many brief exposures are more effective than fewer exposures of a longer duration
b) a highly anxiety provocation is necessary for extinction of the phobic response
c) exposure is enhanced when it is combined with treatments that address panic directly
d) exposure is more effective when it is accompanied by insight-inducing techniques
Exposure is enhanced when it is combined with treatments that address panic directly.
The patient in treatment for agoraphobia, or fear of open or public places, will relax and then picture herself on the sidewalk ...
This job disucsses treatment for agoraphobia.