Virtual Reality Helps Patients Conquer Fears

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On ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines,’ hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest Dr. Cortina Peters discuss how virtual reality is proving a powerful new tool in mental health and helping people with autism safely conquer their fears.

What is VR Exposure Therapy?

VR exposure therapy puts the patient in a simulated situation that triggers their fear or anxiety. With a therapist’s guidance, they can learn to manage their reactions and build resilience.

The Benefits of Virtual Reality

VR creates a safe environment for exposure, which can be especially helpful for people who feel overwhelmed by real-life situations.

Promising Results

Initial studies show that VR exposure therapy is effective in reducing the severity of phobias and can lead to lasting improvements.

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