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Table 3 Essential techniques for the treatment of the anxiety disorders, OCD and PTSD

From: Utilisation and predictors of use of exposure therapy in the treatment of anxiety, OCD and PTSD in an Australian sample: a preliminary investigation

Intervention Anxiety (%) (n = 97) OCD (%) (n = 72) PTSD (%) (n = 68) Χ2 p value
Exposure
ERP 34.00 80.60 7.40 76.79 .00
Self-directed in-vivo exposure 34.00 38.90 23.50 3.06 .22
Therapist assisted in-vivo exposure 22.70 15.30 22.10 .19 .91
Imaginal exposure 5.20 12.50 44.10 41.64 .00
Interoceptive exposure 3.10 4.20 4.40 .19 .91
CBT (non-exposure)
Cognitive restructuring 66.00 51.40 66.20 5.94 .05
Elimination of avoidance and safety behaviours 57.70 40.30 38.20 9.21 .01
Breathing retraining 22.70 9.70 19.10 5.35 .07
Progressive muscle relaxation 7.20 2.80 4.40 1.95 .38
Other
Acceptance and commitment therapy 11.30 5.60 8.80 1.93 .38
Mindfulness 10.30 5.60 17.60 5.30 .07
Other 6.20 4.20 8.80 1.30 .52
Motivational interviewing 5.20 5.60 0 3.81 .15
Psychodynamic psychotherapy 5.20 0 4.40 3.81 .15
Dialectical behavior therapy 3.10 0 5.90 4.23 .12
EMDR 2.10 1.40 20.60 25.42 .00
Meditation 1.00 0 0 1.50 4.7
Hypnosis 0 1.40 0 2.23 .33