What is Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy?


Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) is an effective treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder. It works by exposing you to things that trigger your obsessions, then teaching you how not to act on those thoughts in a way that worsens them. ERP takes advantage of a natural process called habituation. As someone is exposed to triggering stimuli more frequently, they become less fearful over time. It is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ERP (cognitive-behavioral therapy) is an effective form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) used for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),…

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