The virtual reality platform can be used to treat a variety of phobias and other concerns including stress, eating disorders, and OCD.
Applying virtual reality (VR) to therapy offers a new opportunity for therapists to work with their patients on phobias and other mental health conditions such as anxiety in a controlled environment. The Psious system comes with a headset, extensive VR library, and plenty of learning material for the mental health professional.
The learning material consists of clinical cases, best practices, manuals, and the training academy so therapists can understand how best to utilise Psious when working with patients.
Therapists can choose from a library of over 70 virtual reality environments, depending on the needs of the patient. They can simulate great heights, moving through crowds, public speaking, and plenty more – They can be customised if needed. The therapist has full control of the environment through the platform’s control panel, so the scene can be played out at a pace that suits the patient.
Incorporating VR into the treatment of mental health disorders provides a controlled way to perform exposure therapy. Rather than the patient having to wait for the scenario to arise in real life, they can overcome or reduce their distress in a safe environment.