Better, Virtually: the Past, Present, and Future of Virtual Reality Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  title={Better, Virtually: the Past, Present, and Future of Virtual Reality Cognitive Behavior Therapy},
  author={Philip Lindner},
  journal={International Journal of Cognitive Therapy},
  • P. Lindner
  • Published 20 October 2020
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Cognitive Therapy
Virtual reality (VR) is an immersive technology capable of creating a powerful, perceptual illusion of being present in a virtual environment. VR technology has been used in cognitive behavior therapy since the 1990s and accumulated an impressive evidence base, yet with the recent release of consumer VR platforms came a true paradigm shift in the capabilities and scalability of VR for mental health. This narrative review summarizes the past, present, and future of the field, including milestone… 
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