Show 079 Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy and Agoraphobia

Rollercoasters, Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy and Agoraphobia are somehow interrelated in this episode. I have to say the real world is far more interesting that what can be conjured up virtually but it does have potential as a treatment option.

I forgot mention in in the show but if you would like to see what a therapeutic game looks like you could check out Itsy, you have to play and meet challenges with a virtual spider.

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Resources Mentioned: 

NIH information sheet on stress reduction.

Virtually Better website 

Chase Bank Slate Anxiety Phobia Commercial  

Oculus game called Itsy

Psychology Today article on Agoraphobia

Anxiety Coach blog post on Agoraphobia, specifically on the problems with avoidance


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