“The Healing Powers of Virtual Reality” by Hodges, Hoffman, Rizzo, Strickland and Watson

  • ©Larry F. Hodges, Hunter G. Hoffman, Albert (Skip) Rizzo, Dorothy Strickland, and Benjamin Watson



Entry Number: 06


    The Healing Powers of Virtual Reality




    In the past few years, virtual reality (VR) has become a viable tool for cognitive and behavioral mental health applications. Much as an aircraft simulator tests and trains piloting ability under a variety of controlled conditions, virtual environments can present simulations and inputs that are useful for mental health applications. In this panel, VR and mental health scientists discussed the use of VR to assess and treat patients with phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, burnand cancer-related pain, Parkinsonšs disease, traumatic brain injury, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities. 

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