Exposure techniques have been most effective with anxiety-based disorders, especially those types of anxiety disorders for which the anxiety becomes associated with either an external stimulus, such as a phobic object, or an internal stimulus, such as an obsessive thought. Researchers have also evaluated the effects of exposure techniques applied to several other diagnoses not strictly classified as anxiety disorders but which often have an anxiety component. These include alcoholism, agitated depression, psychosis, and insomnia. In this chapter we review the studies on client samples that have addressed the issues of interest to the practicing clinician.
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