The Use of Virtual Reality Technology in the Treatment of Anxiety and Other Psychiatric Disorders

@article{MaplesKeller2017TheUO,
  title={The Use of Virtual Reality Technology in the Treatment of Anxiety and Other Psychiatric Disorders},
  author={Jessica L. Maples-Keller and Brian E. Bunnell and Sae-Jin Kim and Barbara O. Rothbaum},
  journal={Harvard Review of Psychiatry},
  year={2017},
  volume={25},
  pages={103–113}
}
Learning objectives After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to: • Evaluate the literature regarding the effectiveness of incorporating virtual reality (VR) in the treatment of psychiatric disorders • Assess the use of exposure-based intervention for anxiety disorders Abstract Virtual reality (VR) allows users to experience a sense of presence in a computer-generated, three-dimensional environment. Sensory information is delivered through a head-mounted display and… 
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