Virtual Reality as a Tool for Delivering PTSD Exposure Therapy (bibtex)
@incollection{rizzo_virtual_2013-2,
	title = {Virtual {Reality} as a {Tool} for {Delivering} {PTSD} {Exposure} {Therapy}},
	url = {http://ict.usc.edu/pubs/Virtual%20Reality%20as%20a%20Tool%20for%20Delivering%20PTSD%20Exposure%20Therapy.pdf},
	abstract = {Virtual Reality (VR) technology offers new opportunities for the development of innovative assessment and intervention tools. VR-based testing, training, and treatment approaches that would be difficult, if not impossible, to deliver using traditional methods are now being developed that take advantage of the assets available with VR technology. If empirical studies continue to demonstrate effectiveness, VR applications could provide new options for targeting the cognitive, psychological, motor and functional impairments that result from various psychological and physical disorders and conditions. VR allows for the precise presentation and control of stimuli within dynamic multi-sensory 3D computer generated environments, as well as providing advanced methods for capturing and quantifying behavioral responses. These characteristics serve as the basis for the rationale for VR applications in the clinical assessment, intervention and training domains. This chapter will begin with a brief review of the history and rationale for the use of VR with clinical populations followed by a description of the technology for creating and using VR clinically. The chapter will then focus on reviewing the rationale for VR Exposure Therapy (VRET) applied to Anxiety Disorders. The use of VRET for the treatment of PTSD will then be detailed followed by a description of the Virtual Iraq/Afghanistan VRET system and the results from its use with OEF/OIF Service Members and Veterans.},
	booktitle = {Post-{Traumatic} {Stress} {Disorder}: {Future} {Directions} in {Prevention}, {Diagnosis}, and {Treatment}},
	publisher = {Springer},
	author = {Rizzo, Albert and Difede, JoAnn and Rothbaum, Barbara O. and Daughtry, J. Martin and Reger, Greg},
	month = jan,
	year = {2013},
	keywords = {DoD, MedVR}
}
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