Does Virtual Reality (VR) Increase Simulator Sickness During Exposure Therapy for PTSD?
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELESVA PUGET SOUND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM SEATTLE WAWASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLEPsychological Health Center of Excellence, Defense Health Agency
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Measurement of simulator-related side effects SSEs is an integral component of competent and ethical use of virtual reality exposure VRE, but common SSEs may overlap with symptoms of anxiety. Limited research exists about the frequency of SSEs during VRE treatment for PTSD and no research compares self-reported SSEs for those undergoing VRE to those participating in exposure therapy without virtual reality. This study compared the SSEs of active duty soldiers with PTSD randomly assigned to exposure therapy via traditional prolonged exposure or VRE.
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