virtual reality exposure therapy


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virtual reality exposure therapy

Psychiatry An exposure therapy using artificial or computer-generated sensory experiences, which may be effective for treating phobic disorders. See Phobic disorder.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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