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Phobias Born of Our High-Tech Lifestyles

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The Power of Virtual Reality for Pain and Anxiety

http://pain-practitioner.aapainmanage.org/doc/american-academy-of-pain-management/the-pain-practitioner---aug17/2017080801/#20 More...

Virtual Reality Expands to Phobia and PTSD Therapy

http://www.abc10.com/news/local/virtual-reality-expanding-in-phobia-and-ptsd-therapy-education-gaming/394991048 More...

Asia-Pacific Analysis: R&D spending boosts development

http://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/r-d/analysis-blog/asia-pacific-analysis-r-d-spending-boosts-development.html More...

Virtual Reality Breakthroughs Save Lives

https://theamericangenius.com/tech-news/virtual-reality-breakthroughs-save-lives/ More...

When Pain is the Best Therapy

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/08/exposure-therapy/496547/ More...

How to Cope with Your Fears

http://health.usnews.com/wellness/articles/2016-05-12/how-to-cope-with-claustrophobia More...

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/08/exposure-therapy/496547/

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Dr. Mark Wiederhold Featured on the Price of Business.com

Dr. Mark Wiederhold of the Virtual Reality Medical Center in San Diego, California, was interviewed by Dr. Collen Mullen of CoachingThroughChaos.com. Check out the links below to read the article and listen to the podcast!

 

Article: http://priceofbusiness.com/virtual-reality-dedication-know-how-passion-the-virtual-reality-medical-center-what-an-experience/

Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/coachingthroughchaos/001-virtual-reality-medical-center-w-dr-mwiederhold

 

For more information about Dr. Colleen Mullen or about becoming a guest on the podcast, please check out CoachingThroughChaos.com

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Interns Attend BE.VR in Brussels

Every two months, Virtual Reality in Belgium (BE.VR) hosts a meet-up in which new ideas and innovations are introduced and shared with members of the virtual reality community. On Thursday, June 4th, new interns William Zhu, Emily LaFond, and Miranda Lin attended this event that featured various presentations from VR companies.  They were even given the opportunity to try their new software and products! Here is what they had to say:  

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Brussels, Belgium "The Bulletin"

Interview in The Bulletin about VRMI More...

Teens who have been prescribed anti-anxiety medications may be more likely to abuse those drugs

Teens who have been prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications may be 12 times more likely to abuse those drugs than teens who have never received a prescription. In VRMI, we use an alternative to method to help people to clam down their anxiety and stress. More...

Checking email less frequently reduces stress

Psychologists at the University of British Columbia instructed half of the study's 124 adults, including students, financial analysts and medical professionals, to limit checking their email to three times daily for a week, while telling the other half to check email as often as they did before the study. Then the researchers reversed the instructions for the two groups during a subsequent week More...

Distracting patients at the dentist to lower their fear

Nearly one-quarter of all Americans avoid dentists because they're afraid, according to American Dental Association surveys. There's fear of pain, fear of needles, fear of drills, fear of blood, fear of gagging, fear of feeling helpless or having personal space violated, fear of being lectured for not brushing or flossing adequately and fear of being admonished for staying away so long...

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Posttraumatic stress disorder

VRMI is happy to announce you his new therapy for treating posttraumatic stress disorder.

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INTERSTRESS project

The INTERSTRESS project had a looked more closely on CBT protocols for treatment and prevention of psychological stress and burnout. This 3-year research study funded under the FP7 program by DG-CONNECT, European Commission, was completed in February 2014, and deliver us here its findings.

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Experts say fear of flying is treatable

NBA rookie Royce White disclosed that he is afraid to fly and said he expects to travel by bus to play in at least some of the basketball games for his team, the Houston Rockets.

But psychologists who treat fear of flying and travelers who've overcome it hope he'll ditch the bus and get help instead.

"The treatments we have for this are so effective for fear of flying that upwards of 80 percent and sometimes even more people who get the treatment can fly," said psychologist Todd Farchione, of Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, echoing statistics offered by other experts.

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Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum

Chief Technology Officer of The Virtual Reality Medical Center Lingjun Kong participated in the Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) on 27 September 2014 . SVIEF is an international conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships connecting the US and Asia-Pacific regions. It is a leading venue in the high-tech industry field which gathers multi-tech and business professionals, while providing a platform for talent, technology, and capital exchange.  More...

Internet Addiction Affects 6% of People Worldwide

Internet addiction is an impulse-control problem marked by an inability to inhibit Internet use, which can adversely affect a person's life, including their health and interpersonal relationships. The prevalence of Internet addiction varies among regions around the world, as shown by data from more than 89,000 individuals in 31 countries analyzed for a study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishersMore...

Virtual Reality-Based Therapy Can Help Overcome PTSD and Other Disorders

Research shows that Virtual Reality-based Graded Exposure Therapy (GET) techniques can improve PTSD symptoms and associated disorders, indicating wider potential applications of Virtual Reality in psychotherapy.

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Brussels Microsoft Innovation Center Hosts VR Event

The Microsoft Innocation Center in Brussels held a virtual reality meetup which included VRMI. More...

Games for Health Europe Conference

International forerunners of applied gaming and healthcare once again landed in Utrecht on October 27 & 28 for Games for Health Europe Conference. 

 
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Using Virtual Reality to Desensitize Troops

Using Virtual Reality to Desensitize Troops More...

Pre-Deployment Medical and Tactical Stress Inoculation Training Using Virtual Reality

Pre-Deployment Medical and Tactical Stress Inoculation Training Using VR
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VR as Treatment of PTSD and Other Pain Syndromes

A Continuum of Care: VR as Treatment of PTSD and Other Pain Syndromes
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For the media: for press inquiries contact

Professor Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D, MBA, BCIA
30 Clos Chapelle-aux-Champs
bte 1.3030
1200 Brussels, Belgium
tel: +32 (2) 880 62 26
Email: b (at) VRPhobia (dot) eu