The use of VR in the treatment of eating disorders

Giuseppe Riva, Monica Bacchetta, Gianluca Cesa, Sara Conti, Enrico Molinari

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Abstract

In the treatment of eating disorders, the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is still considered the best approach but could present different limitations related to costs of behavioural procedures (such as exposure and desensitization) or difficulty of cognitive techniques (such as imagination of daily scenarios). The major aim of this contribution is the description of a new Virtual Reality-enhanced treatment named Experiential Cognitive Therapy (ECT). Rationale and protocols about this new approach are explained. Moreover data about clinical trials, carried on with the VEPSY Project, are shown comparing different groups: experimental group (ECT), cognitive-behavioural therapy group (CBT), nutritional group and control group.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages121-163
Number of pages43
Volume99
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Cognitive Therapy
Virtual reality
Costs
Imagination
Clinical Trials
Costs and Cost Analysis
Control Groups
Feeding and Eating Disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Riva, G., Bacchetta, M., Cesa, G., Conti, S., & Molinari, E. (2004). The use of VR in the treatment of eating disorders. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 99, pp. 121-163) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-943-1-121

The use of VR in the treatment of eating disorders. / Riva, Giuseppe; Bacchetta, Monica; Cesa, Gianluca; Conti, Sara; Molinari, Enrico.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 99 2004. p. 121-163.

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Riva, G, Bacchetta, M, Cesa, G, Conti, S & Molinari, E 2004, The use of VR in the treatment of eating disorders. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. vol. 99, pp. 121-163. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-943-1-121
Riva G, Bacchetta M, Cesa G, Conti S, Molinari E. The use of VR in the treatment of eating disorders. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 99. 2004. p. 121-163 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-943-1-121
Riva, Giuseppe ; Bacchetta, Monica ; Cesa, Gianluca ; Conti, Sara ; Molinari, Enrico. / The use of VR in the treatment of eating disorders. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 99 2004. pp. 121-163
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