Virtual reality in anxiety disorders: the past and the future.

  title={Virtual reality in anxiety disorders: the past and the future.},
  author={Alessandra Gorini and Giuseppe Riva},
  journal={Expert review of neurotherapeutics},
  volume={8 2},
One of the most effective treatments of anxiety is exposure therapy: a person is exposed to specific feared situations or objects that trigger anxiety. This exposure process may be done through actual exposure, with visualization, by imagination or using virtual reality (VR), that provides users with computer simulated environments with and within which they can interact. VR is made possible by the capability of computers to synthesize a 3D graphical environment from numerical data. Furthermore… CONTINUE READING
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