February 8, 2006

Virtual Psychotherapy

On UMNnews there is a story about using virtual reality immersion therapy to help relieve patients' fobias. From the story:

For nearly a year the clinic has been using virtual reality to desensitize patients to experiences that provoke fear and anxiety. The key is to repeat the exposure many times in a session, which can't be done for real when the anxiety involves things like flying and public speaking, the two major foci of current therapies. Other programs treat fear of storms, heights, closed spaces, and being interviewed.

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at February 8, 2006 9:57 AM