Archive

March' 2014

Research finds using VR to carefully re-expose individuals to traumatic events reduces symptoms

A new study has shown that therapy using virtual reality technology can help combat veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, by re-exposing them to traumatic events in a simulated, controlled cyber-environment, researchers said Tuesday. To read the full article from Aljazeera, visit their website

Can Virtual Reality-Based Therapy Help Veterans Overcome Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

New Rochelle, NY, March 25, 2014—Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common among military veterans and together with the often-related anxiety, depression, and psychological and emotional impairment can dramatically affect quality of life. A type of virtual reality (VR) treatment called Graded Exposure Therapy (GET) can improve PTSD symptoms and may also have a positive impact on these associated disorders, as described in an article in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. 


Brenda Wiederhold Featured in Smithsonian Magazine


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