Factors influencing the success of exposure therapy for specific phobia: A systematic review

  title={Factors influencing the success of exposure therapy for specific phobia: A systematic review},
  author={Joscha B{\"o}hnlein and Luisa Altegoer and Nina Kristin Muck and Kati Roesmann and Ronny Redlich and Udo Dannlowski and Elisabeth Johanna Leehr},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
Multimedia intervention for specifi c phobias: A clinical and experimental study
Resumen Background: Exposure is the treatment of choice for specifi c phobias. We present an experimental and clinical study on the effi cacy of the progressive multimedia exposure procedure for
Coulrophobia: An investigation of clinical features
  • T. Planting, S. Koopowitz, D. Stein
  • Psychology
    The South African journal of psychiatry : SAJP : the journal of the Society of Psychiatrists of South Africa
  • 2022
Background Coulrophobia refers to fear or disgust elicited by clowns, or images of clowns, and may be accompanied by significant distress. The medical literature on sociodemographic and clinical
Potential Predictors of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Fear of Flying: Anxiety Sensitivity, Self-efficacy and the Therapeutic Alliance
The efficacy of virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) for fear of flying has been well established. Yet, little is known about the extent to which anxiety sensitivity and self-efficacy predict the
Augmenting Exposure Therapy: Mobile Augmented Reality for Specific Phobia
The study shows that animals presented in AR through a mobile device can evoke anxiety, which is a pre-requisite for the implementation of ARET, however, further research should establish the effects of WereT in a clinical sample of people with specific phobias.
Virtual Reality Therapy in Mental Health
An accessible understanding of why virtual reality therapy is important for future practice is provided, given its potential to provide clinically relevant information asso-ciated with the assessment and treatment of people suffering from mental illness.
Progressive Multimedia Exposure for Specific Phobias: A Clinical Case of Claustrophobia and Acrophobia
We present a multimedia exposure intervention for specific phobias using images and videos in a specific case of claustrophobia and acrophobia. The patient was a 47-year-old woman named “Jane”
Behavioral and Magnetoencephalographic Correlates of Fear Generalization Are Associated with Responses to Later Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy in Spider Phobia
Results provide initial evidence that pre-treatment differences of behavioral and neural markers of fear generalization are associated with later responses to behavioral exposure, and stimulate research on mechanism-based augmentation strategies for behavioral therapies.
A systematic review of the use of virtual reality or dental smartphone applications as interventions for management of paediatric dental anxiety
VR is a promising tool which to date has been under-utilised in dentistry, and high quality, clinical studies are required to assess the use of preoperative VR and smartphone applications to prepare patients for dental examination and procedures under local or general anaesthetic.


Specific phobias.
  • A. Hamm
  • Psychology, Biology
    The Psychiatric clinics of North America
  • 2009
Opioid antagonist impedes exposure.
Evidence is provided that the endogenous opioid system may be involved in the process of exposure to a feared situation and that spider-phobic Ss undergoing exposure to 17 phobic-related, graded performance tasks underwent exposure to naltrexone, an opioid antagonist.