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Automated psychological therapy using immersive virtual reality for the treatment of the fear of heights: a single-blind parallel-group randomised controlled trial

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Background: Engaging, interactive, and automated virtual reality (VR) treatments might help solve the unmet needs of individuals with mental health disorders. We tested the efficacy of an automated cognitive intervention for fear of heights guided by an avatar virtual coach (animated using motion and voice capture of an actor) in VR and delivered with the latest consumer equipment.

Methods: We did a randomised trial of automated VR versus usual care. We recruited adults aged older ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30226-8

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
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National Institute for Health Research
Grant:
RP-2014-05-003
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Lancet Psychiatry More from this journal
Volume:
5
Issue:
8
Pages:
625-632
Publication date:
2018-07-11
Acceptance date:
2018-06-04
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EISSN:
2215-0374
ISSN:
2215-0366
Pubs id:
pubs:857727
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uuid:fd612c74-312e-4ed0-acdb-24c305b01bf9
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pubs:857727
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857727
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2018-06-16

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