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

  title={Affective outcomes of virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety and specific phobias: a meta-analysis.},
  author={T. Parsons and Albert A. Rizzo},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  volume={39 3},
  • T. Parsons, Albert A. Rizzo
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry
  • Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) is an increasingly common treatment for anxiety and specific phobias. Lacking is a quantitative meta-analysis that enhances understanding of the variability and clinical significance of anxiety reduction outcomes after VRET. Searches of electronic databases yielded 52 studies, and of these, 21 studies (300 subjects) met inclusion criteria. Although meta-analysis revealed large declines in anxiety symptoms following VRET, moderator analyses were limited… CONTINUE READING
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