Neural basis of virtual reality exposure threatment

Landowska, A, Roberts, DJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9257-433X and Eachus, P ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2460-4824 2017, 'Neural basis of virtual reality exposure threatment' , Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine, 15 , pp. 16-18.

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Abstract

Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) is an increasingly common treatment for a range of anxiety disorder, specific phobias, PTSD and addictions, however neural mechanisms supporting VRET are yet to be understood. This review summarises existing studies which investigated the neural basis of VRET. Searches of electronic databases were performed using keywords related to VRET, mental disorders and neuroimaging. The search yielded 32 studies, and of these, 5 studies met inclusion criteria. Results indicated the role of prefrontal cortex in VRET, although more research is needed.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine
Publisher: Interactive Media Institute
ISSN: 1554-8716
Depositing User: Prof David J Roberts
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2018 13:09
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 09:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/47268

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