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Research Article

Efficacy of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy in the Treatment of PTSD: A Systematic Review

  • Raquel Gonçalves mail,

    mgoncalves.raquel@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Institute of Pschology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Ana Lúcia Pedrozo,

    Affiliation: Institute of Pschology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Evandro Silva Freire Coutinho,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (ENSP-FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Ivan Figueira,

    Affiliation: Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

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  • Paula Ventura

    Affiliation: Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

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  • Published: December 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048469

About the Authors

Raquel Gonçalves, Ana Lúcia Pedrozo
Institute of Pschology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Evandro Silva Freire Coutinho
Department of Epidemiology, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (ENSP-FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ivan Figueira, Paula Ventura
Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: mgoncalves.raquel@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RG ALP IF PV. Performed the experiments: RG ALP. Analyzed the data: RG EC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RG EC. Wrote the paper: RG IF PV.