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Virtual reality in the treatment of persecutory delusions: Randomised controlled experimental study testing how to reduce delusional conviction

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Background Persecutory delusions may be unfounded threat beliefs maintained by safety-seeking behaviours that prevent disconfirmatory evidence being successfully processed. Use of virtual reality could facilitate new learning. Aims To test the hypothesis that enabling patients to test the threat predictions of persecutory delusions in virtual reality social environments with the dropping of safety-seeking behaviours (virtual reality cognitive therapy) would lead to greater delusion reduction ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1192/bjp.bp.115.176438

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Psychiatry Journal website
Volume:
209
Issue:
1
Pages:
62-67
Publication date:
2016-07-01
Acceptance date:
2015-12-16
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
Pubs id:
pubs:619798
URN:
uri:ec2dea49-280d-4667-9767-b9ad0c046629
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uuid:ec2dea49-280d-4667-9767-b9ad0c046629
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pubs:619798
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English
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