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Using Virtual Reality Exposure
Therapy Treat with social
anxiety disorder


Beijing Forestry University


Rong Kai

Purposes Of
Experimental

Offer

data

about

the

efficacy

of

virtual

reality

exposure

therapy

(VRET)

in

the

treatment

of

social

anxiety

disorder(SAD)

INTRODUCTION



Virtual

reality

exposure

therapy

(VRET)

is

a

new

treatment

modality

that

places

the

individual

in

a

“virtual”

world

by

using

real
-
time

computer

animation,

audio

input,

and

so

on
.

Social

anxiety

disorder

has

become

a

highly

frequent

problem

in

our

society
.

The

study

aim

to

explore

the

effectiveness

of

a

set

of

virtual

reality

environments

for

emotionally

significant

responses

in

people

of

China

with

high

level

of

social

anxiety
.

SUBJECTS & INSTRUMENTS



120

students


Male=
49
,Female=
71


with

high

social

anxiety

take

part

in

this

study,

average

age

is

17
.
22
,

SD=
4
.
22
.


They

come

from

10

high

schools

in

Beijing

Haidian

District
.



They

are

choosed

by

Test

Anxiety

Inventory

Scale(TAI,

Spielberger,

1980
)
.


Software
:
3
D

Studio

Max
;
Adobe

Photo

shop

7
.
0
;

Virtools

Dev

3
.
0
.

PROCEDURE


120

people

were

randomly

assigned

to

imagination

exposure

group,

virtual

reality

exposure

group

and

waiting

list

group
.

Also

the

repeated

measure

(pre
-
treatment,

post
-
treatment

and

3

month

follow

up)

was

taken
.


After

every

stage,

use

STAI
-
S(State

Anxiety

Inventory)

test

people
.


RESULTS


Socre of TAI (F=21.231, P<0.01).


Score
of STAI
-
S (
F=24.381, P<0.01).


The dates prove that the improvement
achieved using virtual reality exposure
therapy was better than the waiting list
group.