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PTSD Therapy Helps Sexually Abused Adolescent Girls

So-called “prolonged exposure therapy” is considered the foundation of treatment for soldiers returning from battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. But its effectiveness had never been tried in another group of patients suffering from trauma - adolescent girls who were sexually abused. Now a new study of the therapy finds it’s better than supportive counseling in helping these young people. In prolonged exposure therapy - or PET - patients repeatedly revisit and recount aloud the...

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