Virtual reality exposure therapy in the treatment of fear of flying: a case report.

@article{Rothbaum1996VirtualRE,
  title={Virtual reality exposure therapy in the treatment of fear of flying: a case report.},
  author={Barbara O. Rothbaum and Larry F. Hodges and Benjamin A. Watson and Christoff Kessler and Dan Opdyke},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1996},
  volume={34 5-6},
  pages={
          477-81
        }
}
The efficacy of virtual reality (VR) exposure therapy was examined for the fear of flying. Virtual reality exposure involved six sessions of graded exposure to flying in a virtual airplane. The specific contribution of anxiety management techniques (AMT) and the VR exposure was examined in a single case design. The subject was a 42-year-old female with a debilitating fear and avoidance of flying. All self-report measures of the fear and avoidance of flying decreased following AMT and decreased… CONTINUE READING
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