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Expository discourse refers to a type of discourse in which the writer's goal is to convey information about the subject matter.

exposure refers to a behavior therapy technique for treating anxiety disorders that exposes the subject to the source of his or her fear while providing appropriate and effective ways of coping with the fear (other than through escape and avoidance ).

Exposure and response prevention  refers to the form of behavior therapy in which clients intentionally approach situations (places, specific animals or insects, body sensations, or thoughts, for example) that make them feel fearful (the cockroaches) without leaving the situation or engaging in any avoidance behaviors.

- Exposure and Ritual Prevention (EX/RP) : Exposure and Ritual Prevention (EX/RP) refers to a treatment method used primarily with Obsessive-compulsive disorders in which patients are exposed to the feared stimulus for an hour or more at a time. They are then asked to refrain from participating in rituals such as continually checking the door to see if they have closed it.

- Exposure plus response prevention : Exposure plus response prevention refers to a behavioral technique usually used for the treatment of Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD). In this technique, the patient is exposed to the situation that spurs his or her obsession (example, touching a doorknob) and is prevented from engaging in the compulsive behavior that relieves the obsession (example, repeated hand washing). Ultimately, the patient will habituate to his or her obsession, and the compulsive behavior will be extinguished.

Exposure therapy a type of treatment that includes gradually bringing patients into contact with a feared object or situation; patients learn that the object or situation can be faced and that avoidance is unnecessary.

Exposure Therapy refers to a form of behavioral therapy that slowly exposes a person to whatever triggers their problem; a form of therapy in which clients are exposed to stimuli or situations for which they have great fear . Moreover, it is defined as a behavioral technique for reducing anxiety in which patients expose themselves in real life or in fantasy to stimuli or situations that are feared or avoided. The exposure must provoke anxiety, must be of sufficient duration, and must be repeated until all anxiety is eliminated, to be effective.

expressed emotion refers to hostility , criticism, and over involvement demonstrated by some families toward a family member with a psychological disorder. Usually, this can contribute to the person’s relapse.

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