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Prolanged Exposure: A Rapid Treatment For Phobias

J. P. Watson, R. Gaind and I. M. Marks
The British Medical Journal
Vol. 1, No. 5739 (Jan. 2, 1971), pp. 13-15
Published by: BMJ
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25413031
Page Count: 3
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Prolanged Exposure: A Rapid Treatment For Phobias
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Abstract

Ten adult patients with long-standing specific phobias were treated by prolonged continuous exposure to their phobic objects in fantasy and reality without avoidance. All patients were greatly helped by four to five hours' treatment in two or three sessions, and all improved more after practice than after imaginal sessions. The treatment method is more economical and efficient than other methods described so far.

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