Just imagine overcoming your greatest fear.
During virtual reality therapy a therapist creates artificial scenes that trigger fear.
By Vicky Britton
Imagine learning to overcome your greatest fears and anxieties in a virtual world before facing them in real life. Virtual reality (VR) can help diagnose and treat people with mental health disorders and phobias by providing a realistic experience without the risks or costs associated with exposure therapy, says Irish cyber psychologist Dr Gráinne Kirwan.