Imaginal Exposure Therapy

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While OCD and PTSD share some characteristics, they have a number of differences and therefore their treatments have unique features to address these differences. Imaginal exposure therapy is often employed in treating individuals with PTSD; patients expose details of the trauma and their emotions associated with it, working through them systematically (Monson et al., 2007). In order to establish imaginal exposure effectively, therapists must encourage their clients to create a description of the traumatic experience they endured. The therapists then works to correct their negative assumptions regarding the incident, varying thoughts of self-blame to more constructive thoughts. In comparison, treatment for OCD may involve prescription drugs,
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