Affective outcomes of virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety and specific phobias: a meta-analysis.

@article{Parsons2008AffectiveOO,
  title={Affective outcomes of virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety and specific phobias: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Thomas D. Parsons and Albert A. Rizzo},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={
          250-61
        }
}
  • T. ParsonsA. Rizzo
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry

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