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Virtual reality for the treatment of autism.

  title={Virtual reality for the treatment of autism.},
  author={Dorothy Strickland},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  • D. Strickland
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology
  • Studies in health technology and informatics
Autism is a mental disorder which has received attention in several unrelated studies using virtual reality. [] Key Result Perhaps because of the seriousness of the disorder and the lack of effective treatments, autism has received more study than attention deficit disorders, although both would appear to benefit from many of the same technology features.
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