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| Published: September 25, 2017

Application of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy on Management of Astraphobia: A Single Case Study

Bhagyashree Kar

Ph. D. Scholar, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Pratiti Pattnaik

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, MHI, SCB medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Jashobanta Mahapatra

Associate Professor & Head of Department of Clinical Psychology, MHI, SCB medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.117/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.117

ABSTRACT

Background: The abnormal fear of thunder and lightning termed as astraphobia (ICD-10: F40.2) is a type of specific phobia in which an individual reflects fearful behaviour as well as physical symptoms with an underlying psychological conflict. Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) is an increasingly common treatment for anxiety and specific phobias. Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy help to improve prolonged exposure because it creates fictitious, safe, and controllable situations that can enhance emotional engagement and acceptance

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.117/20170404

10.25215/0404.117

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017