With Anxiety On the Rise, Some Children Try ‘Exposure Therapy’

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Exposure therapy contends that many children with anxiety would be helped by following an old and simple dictum: Face your fears.

Comment from Dr Jonathan Haverkampf: Exposure therapy is frequently used within adult CBT. While it can be helpful in several cases when a patient is guided by a professional, it can also be ineffective in others or sometimes even make symptoms worse. It is essential that a therapist knows several approaches and suggests those most likely to help the particular individual.

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