Talk:Exposure therapy

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Is exposure therapy the best treatment for phobias? Is there any significant debate over this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:18, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

--- Hi. I really don't think there is any debate of this at all.


It says flooding and exposure differ because flooding goes right to the most extreme. It sounds as if flooding and exposure are too different things, and I don't think they are. Flooding is simply a form of exposure. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:33, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

I believe flooding is simply the name given to a more intense form of exposure. Like the difference between a flood and a bath, say. JurjinTheGreat (talk) 19:52, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

research content[edit]

This content added today in this diff is a) WP:SYN and b) sourced only to primary sources. We need a review that draws these connections and makes these conclusions per WP:MEDRS

Recent studies are beginning to suggest that adolescent rodents are impaired in extinction learning,[1][2][3] which corresponds to clinical evidence that adolescents show poorer outcomes following exposure therapy.[4][5]


  1. ^ Zbukvic, Isabel C.; Ganella, Despina E.; Perry, Christina J.; Madsen, Heather B.; Bye, Christopher R.; Lawrence, Andrew J.; Kim, Jee Hyun (2016-06-01). "Role of Dopamine 2 Receptor in Impaired Drug-Cue Extinction in Adolescent Rats". Cerebral Cortex. 26 (6): 2895–2904. ISSN 1047-3211. PMC 4869820Freely accessible. PMID 26946126. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhw051. 
  2. ^ Kim, Jee Hyun; Li, Stella; Richardson, Rick (2011-03-01). "Immunohistochemical analyses of long-term extinction of conditioned fear in adolescent rats". Cerebral Cortex (New York, N.Y.: 1991). 21 (3): 530–538. ISSN 1460-2199. PMID 20576926. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhq116. 
  3. ^ Pattwell, Siobhan S.; Duhoux, Stéphanie; Hartley, Catherine A.; Johnson, David C.; Jing, Deqiang; Elliott, Mark D.; Ruberry, Erika J.; Powers, Alisa; Mehta, Natasha (2012-10-02). "Altered fear learning across development in both mouse and human". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109 (40): 16318–16323. ISSN 1091-6490. PMC 3479553Freely accessible. PMID 22988092. doi:10.1073/pnas.1206834109. 
  4. ^ Southam-Gerow, Michael A.; Kendall, Philip C.; Weersing, V. Robin (2001-08-01). "Examining Outcome Variability: Correlates of Treatment Response in a Child and Adolescent Anxiety Clinic". Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. 30 (3): 422–436. ISSN 1537-4416. PMID 11501258. doi:10.1207/S15374424JCCP3003_13. 
  5. ^ Bodden, Denise H. M.; Bögels, Susan M.; Nauta, Maaike H.; De Haan, Else; Ringrose, Jaap; Appelboom, Carla; Brinkman, Andries G.; Appelboom-Geerts, Karen C. M. M. J. (2008-12-01). "Child versus family cognitive-behavioral therapy in clinically anxious youth: an efficacy and partial effectiveness study". Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 47 (12): 1384–1394. ISSN 1527-5418. PMID 18981932. doi:10.1097/CHI.0b013e318189148e. 

-- happy to discuss. Jytdog (talk) 01:53, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Discussion on proposed merging ERP page to exposure therapy page[edit]

It's been suggested that the ERP page be redirected to this page, however ERP is distinct from Exposure generally and has a different theoretical basis for the response prevention. More recent research has really debunked the idea that habituation is necessary, but rather that distress tolerance and inhibitory learning be maximized. Also, ERP is often used for OCD but also employed to treat bulimia, alcohol abuse, etc. that does not fit into the general framework of exposure therapy for anxiety within this page. While I can see the case for integrating ERP into this page, it may come as the cost of making the current page unwieldy and disorganized. Let's discuss this to make a decision. Jjk016 (talk) 19:13, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

You keep making both these arguments. But you can build the content here, easily, and a) if it really sticks out like a sore thumb, and b) if this article does get too big, either of those - either of them - is a fine reason to split things back out. As it stands now, all that is at the Exposure and response prevention article is the couple of sentences that were left after I removed all of the OFFTOPIC, badly sourced, and unsourced content - the exact content that is already merged here. Jytdog (talk) 09:04, 19 November 2016 (UTC)