Note: In 2013, Health Games Research completed its work. This web site is now an archive and will not be updated. Please visit the web site of the Center for Digital Games Research www.cdgr.ucsb.edu at UC Santa Barbara to find current information about health games and the broader field of digital games, and to use the Health Games Research online searchable database.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A randomized, controlled trial of virtual reality-graded exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder in active duty service members with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder

APA Reference: 

McLay, R., Wood, D., Webb-Murphy, J., Spirra, J., Wiederhold, M., Pyne, J., & Wiederhold, B. (2011). A randomized, controlled trial of virtual reality-graded exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder in active duty service members with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking Journal, 14(4), 223-229.

Author(s): 
McLay, R.
Wood, D.
Webb-Murphy, J.
Spirra, J.
Wiederhold, M.
Pyne, J.
Wiederhold, B.
Year: 
2011
Journal: 
CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking Journal
Game genre:
Board Game
Educational
Medical

Health topic:
Health Care and Medicine
Injuries and Rehabilitation

Target Population:
Adults
Health Care Professionals
Patients

Social Tags:
Anxiety disorders
Behavior therapy
CDATA
Clinical psychology
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Cyberpsychology
Exposure therapy
Medicine
Posttraumatic stress disorder
Psychology
Traumatology
Virtual reality

Publication type:
Journal Article

Game platform:
Video Game

Technology:
virtual reality

Tags for: A randomized, controlled trial of virtual reality-graded exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder in active duty service members with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder

Board Game, Educational, Medical, Health Care and Medicine, Injuries and Rehabilitation, Adults, Health Care Professionals, Patients, Anxiety disorders, Behavior therapy, CDATA, Clinical psychology, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Cyberpsychology, Exposure therapy, Medicine, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Psychology, Traumatology, Virtual reality, Journal Article, Video Game, virtual reality

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Virtual Iraq

"Virtual Iraq is a set of virtual reality environments created to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) combat service men and

Game genre:
Simulation

Health topic:
Disorders and Disabilities
Mental Health
Stress and Coping

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Purchase

Target Population:
Adults
Young Adults

Social Tags:
Clinical psychology
Iraq
Iraq War
Medicine
Posttraumatic stress disorder
Psychology
Reality
Technology
Virtual reality
Virtual reality therapy

Game platform:
Computer

URL:
http://www.virtuallybetter.com/IraqOverview.html

Technology:
virtual reality


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Affective outcomes of virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety and specific phobias: A meta-analysis

APA Reference: 

Parsons, T. D., & Rizzo, A. A. (2008). Affective outcomes of virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety and specific phobias: A meta-analysis. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 39(3), 250-261.

Author(s): 
Parsons, T. D.
Rizzo, A. A.
Year: 
2008
Journal: 
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Game genre:
Multi-Genre

Health topic:
Mental Health
Stress and Coping

Social Tags:
Abnormal psychology
Behavior therapy
Behaviorism
Behaviour therapy
CDATA
Clinical psychology
Phobia
Psychology
Psychotherapy

Target Population:
General Audience

Publication type:
Journal Article

Game platform:
Multi-Platform

Position:
T. D.

Location:
United States

Technology:
virtual reality


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Relax to win: Treating children with anxiety problems with a biofeedback video game

APA Reference: 

Sharry, J., McDermott, M., & Condron, J. (2003). Relax to win: Treating children with anxiety problems with a biofeedback video game. Eisteach, 2(25), 22-26.

Author(s): 
Sharry, J.
McDermott, M.
Condron, J.
Year: 
2003
Journal: 
Eisteach
Game genre:
Racing

Health topic:
Disorders and Disabilities
Mental Health
Stress and Coping

Social Tags:
Biofeedback
Biology
CDATA
Physiology
Psychotherapy
Relax
Singles
XML

Medical Treatment:
biofeedback

Technology:
Biofeedback

Target Population:
Children

Publication type:
Journal Article

Company:
McDermott

Tags for: Relax to win: Treating children with anxiety problems with a biofeedback video game

Racing, Disorders and Disabilities, Mental Health, Stress and Coping, Biofeedback, Biology, CDATA, Physiology, Psychotherapy, Relax, Singles, XML, biofeedback, Biofeedback, Children, Journal Article, McDermott

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Exploring the use of computer games and virtual reality in exposure therapy for fear of driving following a motor vehicle accident

APA Reference: 

Walshe, D. G., Lewis, E. J., Kim, S. I., O'Sullivan, K., & Wiederhold, B. K. (2003). Exploring the use of computer games and virtual reality in exposure therapy for fear of driving following a motor vehicle accident. Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 6(3), 329-334.

Author(s): 
Walshe, D. G.
Lewis, E. J.
Kim, S. I.
O'Sullivan, K.
Wiederhold, B. K.
Year: 
2003
Journal: 
Cyberpsychology and Behavior
Game genre:
Simulation

Health topic:
Mental Health

Social Tags:
Behavior therapy
CDATA
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Cyberpsychology
Exposure therapy
Virtual reality

Target Population:
General Audience

Location:
Ireland

Publication type:
Journal Article

Technology:
virtual reality

Tags for: Exploring the use of computer games and virtual reality in exposure therapy for fear of driving following a motor vehicle accident

Simulation, Mental Health, Behavior therapy, CDATA, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Cyberpsychology, Exposure therapy, Virtual reality, General Audience, Ireland, Journal Article, virtual reality

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U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine

"The USACHPPM team is a linchpin of medical support to combat forces and of the military managed-care system. It provides worldwide scientific expertise and services in clinical and field preventive medicine, environmental and occupational health, health promotion and wellness, epidemiology and disease surveillance, toxicology, and related laboratory sciences. It supports readiness by keeping Soldiers fit to fight, while also promoting wellness among their families and the federal civilian workforce.”

Target Population:
Adults
Young Adults

Social Tags:
CDATA
Epidemiology
Health
Health promotion
Labor
Medicine
Occupational safety and health
Preventive medicine
Public health
Technology
United States Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
War

Organization type:
Government Agency

Organization expertise:
Health and Medical
Military
Public Health
Technology and Electronics

Services:
Health Care Resources
Prevention Strategies

Calais Document Category:
Labor
Technology
War

Location:
United States


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Virtual Reality Medical Center

"For the past 10 years, The Virtual Reality Medical Center (VRMC) has been using simulation technologies in three main areas: 1) treating patients with anxiety disorders, 2) training for both military and civilian populations, and 3) enhancing various educational programs. With U.S. offices in San Diego, West Los Angeles, Palo Alto, California and an office and manufacturing facility in Orlando, Florida, VRMC is a world leader in applying virtual reality technology in combination with physiological monitoring and feedback for training, therapy, and emerging applications.”

Game genre:
Simulation

Social Tags:
CDATA
Reality
Simulation
Technology
Virtual
Virtual reality

Game platform:
Computer

Organization expertise:
eHealth
Mental Health
Military
Stress and Coping
Virtual Realities

Target Population:
General Audience

Organization type:
Medical Center
Software Company

Services:
Medical Treatment
Research
Software and Hardware Applications

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Location:
United States


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Virtually Better

"Virtually Better is known world-wide as an innovator in the creation of virtual reality environments for the health care industry.

Game genre:
Role-Playing
Simulation

Social Tags:
Behavior
Behavioural sciences
CDATA
Document
Health
Labor
Mental health
Psychology
Reality
Science
Social Issues
Technology
Virtual reality
XML

Game platform:
Computer

Events Facts:
Contact Details

Organization expertise:
eHealth
Mental Health
Military
Stress and Coping
Virtual Realities

Target Population:
General Audience

Calais Document Category:
Health
Labor
Social Issues
Technology

Services:
Research
Software and Hardware Applications

Organization type:
Software Company

Location:
United States

Technology:
virtual reality


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