Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

  title={Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder},
  author={Andrew M. Sherrill and Alex O. Rothbaum and Lauren B. McSweeney and Barbara O. Rothbaum},
  journal={Psychiatric Annals},
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a chronic, debilitating, psychological condition that occurs in a subset of individuals who experience or witness life-threatening traumatic events. This chapter describes the underlying theoretical foundations and existing research on virtual reality exposure therapy (VRE), a recently emerging treatment for PTSD. Three virtual reality scenarios used to treat PTSD in combat veterans and survivors of terrorism – Virtual Vietnam, Virtual Iraq, and BusWorld… 

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