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Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

(VRET)

Patients receiving virtual reality therapy navigate through digitally created environments and complete designed tasks tailored to treat a specific problem with the use of a computer, virtual reality headset and biofeedback equipment to monitor physical responses to virtual environments. VRET allows the patient to interact with harmless virtual situations in order to reduce fear and anxiety.

Some of the fears that VRET helps treat are:

  • Heights

  • Needles

  • Animals

  • Insects

  • Driving

  • Flying

  • Test Taking

  • Public Speaking

  • Closed in spaces (claustrophobia)

  • Inability to escape a place (agoraphobia)

  • Elevators (claustrophobia and agoraphobia)

VRET can also aid with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Social Anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).​