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Unformatted text preview: behavior are learned. Exposure is a behavioral treatment for anxiety in which people are confronted, either suddenly or gradually, with a stimulus that they fear. PSY/201 Disor ders appro priate for this thera py Cognitive approaches to therapy have proved successful in dealing with a broad range of disorders, including anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, and eating disorders. People who act abnormally either have failed to learn the skills they need to cope with the problems In most cases, therapists use graded exposure in which patients are exposed to a feared stimulus in gradual steps. PSY/201...
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