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Study Suggests Methods and Timing to Treat Fears

Interesting variation to what clinicians already do.

Study Suggests Methods and Timing to Treat Fears: “A new study suggests that doctors can take advantage of the brain’s natural updating process — the way it might soften its impression of, say, pit bulls after seeing a playful one — to treat phobias, post-traumatic stress and other anxiety disorders. Therapists already treat these disorders, in part, by exposing patients in a safe environment to the sights, places or memories that they dread, in an effort to create new and more comforting associations. But the study, published Wednesday by th…”

By Terry Moore

Terry Moore, MSW, LICSW is an Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Omaha, NE. He provides psychotherapy and pain management to adults, often utilizing Hypnosis. He is an Approved Training Consultant - through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis [ASCH], the same body that issues his Certification in Hypnosis.