Cognitive behavioral therapy for public‐speaking anxiety using virtual reality for exposure

  title={Cognitive behavioral therapy for public‐speaking anxiety using virtual reality for exposure},
  author={Page L. Anderson and Elana Zimand and Larry F. Hodges and Barbara O. Rothbaum},
  journal={Depression and Anxiety},
This study used an open clinical trial to test a cognitive‐behavioral treatment for public‐speaking anxiety that utilized virtual reality as a tool for exposure therapy. Treatment was completed by participants (n=10) meeting the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)‐IV criteria for social phobia, or panic disorder with agoraphobia in which public speaking was the predominantly feared stimulus. Treatment was conducted by a licensed psychologist in an outpatient clinic… Expand
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