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Submitted by ppazuzu 1584d ago | news

Virtual Reality Trialed As Treatment For Agoraphobia

Dr Eric Malbos, of Australia's Macquarie University, has been studying the effectiveness of using virtual reality (VR) exposure therapy on patients who suffer from Agoraphobia (defined as "the fear of being in places or situations from which escape might be difficult or embarrassing.")

"The goal here is to demonstrate the clinical efficiency of VR exposure therapy: does it really treat these patients and alleviate them from their phobias? Are the virtual environments realistic enough to achieve those goals?" Dr Malbos told IncGamers. (Tech)

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