Expositionstherapie mit Virtual Reality bei Blut-, Verletzungs- und Spritzenphobie. Eine Fallstudie

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Published Apr 27, 2021
Johannes Lanzinger Julia Neukam Christian Dingemann

Abstract

This case study describes the treatment of a patient with a blood-injection-injury type phobia including fainting and severe avoidance behavior, with the use of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET). The patient has been treated over the course of 10 sessions. A variety of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy such as psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, relaxation exercises and exposure therapy with pictures, videos and a Virtual Reality (VR) blood draw have been used.
Results: Over the course of the treatment, the fear was significantly reduced leading to a successful blood draw two days after the last session. In the year following the treatment the patient did several successful blood draws, all without fainting and without a significant fear response.

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Lanzinger, J., Neukam, J., & Dingemann, C. (2021). Expositionstherapie mit Virtual Reality bei Blut-, Verletzungs- und Spritzenphobie. Eine Fallstudie. Digital Psychology, 2(1), 23–27. https://doi.org/10.24989/dp.v2i1.1863

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Keywords

Exposure therapy, VRET, specific phobia, blood-injection-injury type phobia, Virtual Reality, CBT

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Case Reports