Modern treatment for Anxiety and Fear

Posted on September 4, 2018

Researchers hope that VRGET will eventually be launched worldwide as the cost of technology drops and internet services become more efficient. This cost-efficient therapy for panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), agoraphobia, social phobia and other phobias, helps one to cope with their phobia by gradually exposing them to their fears until they are finally unafraid of it. This form of therapy was even proven to be better than the traditional imaginal exposure therapy where a mental imagery is used to provoke the feared situation of object, since many people cannot withstand the traditional exposure therapy.

Patients who had undergone VRGET recovered faster than those who went through the traditional cognitive-behavioral therapy. VRGET is currently available on the internet and allows professional mental health expertise to help patients with the use of these advanced computer-based programmes through video call anywhere with a stable internet access.

In future, researchers hope to combine traditional cognitive-behavioral therapy together with VRGET. During the VRGET, some might experience slight nausea, dizziness, headache, blurred vision and feel disoriented. Patients with alcohol or drug addiction, or any disorders associated with the ear should refrain from undergoing VRGET as they might run the risk of generating migraines, seizures or abnormalities. Psychotic patient also cannot go through VRGET as the virtual environment they are presented in during the therapy might worsen hallucinations and one’s ability to identify between virtual and reality.

Category(s):Adult psychological development, Agoraphobia, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Fear, Phobias, Social Anxiety / Phobia

Source material from Psychology Today