Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Anxiety Disorders

@article{Gerardi2010VirtualRE,
  title={Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Anxiety Disorders},
  author={Maryrose A. Gerardi and Judith Cukor and JoAnn Difede and Albert Rizzo and Barbara O. Rothbaum},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={12},
  pages={298-305}
}
Anxiety disorders, including phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder, are common and disabling disorders that often involve avoidance behavior. Cognitive-behavioral treatments, specifically imaginal and in vivo forms of exposure therapy, have been accepted and successful forms of treatment for these disorders. Virtual reality exposure therapy, an alternative to more traditional exposure-based therapies, involves immersion in a computer-generated virtual environment that minimizes avoidance… 
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