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

  title={Effectiveness of computer-generated (virtual reality) graded exposure in the treatment of acrophobia.},
  author={Barbara O. Rothbaum and Larry F. Hodges and Rob Kooper and Dan Opdyke and James S. Williford and Max M. North},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={152 4},
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… 
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