Effectiveness of computer-generated (virtual reality) graded exposure in the treatment of acrophobia.

@article{Rothbaum1995EffectivenessOC,
  title={Effectiveness of computer-generated (virtual reality) graded exposure in the treatment of acrophobia.},
  author={B. Rothbaum and L. Hodges and R. Kooper and D. Opdyke and J. S. Williford and M. North},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1995},
  volume={152 4},
  pages={
          626-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The authors' goal was to examine the efficacy of computer-generated (virtual reality) graded exposure in the treatment of acrophobia (fear of heights). METHOD Twenty college students with acrophobia were randomly assigned to virtual reality graded exposure treatment (N = 12) or to a waiting-list comparison group (N = 8). Seventeen students completed the study. Sessions were conducted individually over 8 weeks. Outcome was assessed by using measures of anxiety, avoidance, attitudes… Expand

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