Virtual reality in eating disorders

Authors: Perpiñá, C.1; Botella, C.2; Baños, R.M.1

Source: European Eating Disorders Review, Volume 11, Number 3, May/June 2003 , pp. 261-278(18)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Abstract:



Virtual Reality (VR) is widely used as a therapeutic tool in the field of neuropsychology and also in the treatment of anxiety disorders. In contrast, VR is much less well-known in the area of the eating disorders. The objective of this paper is to draw attention to possible applications of this technology in the treatment of eating disorders and describe pilot work in the area of body image disturbance and binge eating using VR technology. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.

Keywords: binge eating; body image; eating disorders; exposure; treatment; virtual reality

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/erv.520

Affiliations: 1: University of Valencia, Spain 2: University Jaume I, Castellón, Spain

Publication date: May 1, 2003

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