Exposure therapy aids teens with PTSD, study finds

December 24, 2013 9:20 PM

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Exposure therapy aids teens with PTSD, study finds

Teens who have been sexually traumatized benefit more from therapy that includes recounting the assault than from supportive counseling, a study suggests.

Such exposure treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder has had some success among adults. But it has not found favor for treatment of teens because of fear that it could exacerbate symptoms for young adults who have not developed robust coping skills.

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