The design and conduct of community-based self-help groups for the treatment of agoraphobia are discussed. Such groups incorporate procedures encouraging members to engage in prolonged therapeutic exposure to anxiety-evoking situations. Exposure therapy and its variants have been empirically established as the treatment of choice for agoraphobia, and self-help groups lend themselves extremely well to community mental health outreach and service efforts.
Thyer, Bruce A.
"Community-Based Self-Help Groups for the Treatment of Agoraphobia,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 14
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol14/iss3/10