Recent Progress in Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Phobias: A Systematic Review

  title={Recent Progress in Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Phobias: A Systematic Review},
  author={Cristina Botella and Javier Fern{\'a}ndez-{\'A}lvarez and Ver{\'o}nica Marina Guill{\'e}n and Azucena Garc{\'i}a-Palacios and Rosa Mar{\'i}a Ba{\~n}os},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
This review is designed to systematically examine the available evidence about virtual reality exposure therapy’s (VRET) efficacy for phobias, critically describe some of the most important challenges in the field and discuss possible directions. Evidence reveals that virtual reality (VR) is an effective treatment for phobias and useful for studying specific issues, such as pharmacological compounds and behavioral manipulations, that can enhance treatment outcomes. In addition, some variables… 

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