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Exposure & Response Prevention

What is Exposure & Response Prevention?

Exposure & Response Therapy (ERP) is an evidence-based treatment modality that has proven to be effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Exposure and Response Therapy was designed to desensitize individuals to their fears and distresses. Since anxiety and eating disorders commonly co-occur, ERP has proven to be a useful tool in treating both together.

Exposure & Response Prevention for Eating Disorders

During ERP, eating disorder clients can practice exposing themselves to distressful events and experiences that have triggered eating disorder behaviors in the past, such as eating a fear food, attending a social event, dining out and more. The primary goal during exposure sessions is for the individual to remain connected with the trigger without using ritualistic behaviors.

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If you are struggling or someone you know is struggling, we are here for you. Center for Discovery’s Treatment Centers specialize in treatment for eating disorders, mental health and dual diagnosis treatment with unique treatment programs for every individual to get them on their way to eating disorder recovery.

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