Virtual Reality-Assisted Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Fear of Flying: Acute Treatment and Follow-Up

@article{Kahan2000VirtualRC,
  title={Virtual Reality-Assisted Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Fear of Flying: Acute Treatment and Follow-Up},
  author={Michael Kahan and Joyce Tanzer and Dennis Darvin and Felice Borer},
  journal={Cyberpsy., Behavior, and Soc. Networking},
  year={2000},
  volume={3},
  pages={387-392}
}
Fear of flying is a common condition. Virtual reality exposure has recently been shown to be an effective treatment, but fear of flying is heterogeneous, affecting people with distinctly different diagnoses. Thirty-one patients were treated. Over half had a fear of crash, the rest suffered with claustrophobia, fear of heights, or panic disorder with agoraphobia. Twentyone patients flew following treatment. There were no differences between diagnostic groups. Follow-up showed that patients… CONTINUE READING

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