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Thursday, January 2, 2014

PTSD and Exposure Therapy

A new study from the +University of Pennsylvania suggests that teens with PTSD may benefit from exposure therapy.

Teens with PTSD that have experienced a serious trauma event may soon have a new option: exposure therapy. The study found success in this new method, and it could change how some teens are treated.

Preview the article from the +Los Angeles Times:

Teens who have been sexually traumatized benefit more from therapy that includes recounting the assault than from supportive counseling, a study suggests.
Such exposure treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder has had some success among adults. But it has not found favor for treatment of teens because of fear that it could exacerbate symptoms for young adults who have not developed robust coping skills.
Read the full article here: