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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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Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold Wins Satava Award

Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold Wins Satava Award More...

Psychologist Discusses Pioneering Innovation in VR Therapy For New Museum Exhibit

Clinical Psychologist Discusses Pioneering Innovation in VR Therapy For New Museum Exhibition More...

Facebook Users Risk Psychological Damage Spying on Ex Lovers

The Telegraph: Facebook Users Risk Psychological Damage Spying on Ex Lovers More...

The Telegraph: Women Just as Easily Hooked on Online Porn as Men

Professor Brenda K. Wiederhold was featured in the article 'Sex Women just as easily hooked on online porn as men' More...

VRMI Attends Lt. Travis Manion Memorial

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Press Release - CYPSY19 Award Winners

Press Release - CYPSY19 Award Winners More...

Advances in Virtual Reality and Anxiety Disorders - Press Release

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VRMI Attends Biofeedback Federation of Europe Meeting

BFE Venice  More...

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 More...

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. 


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Brenda Wiederhold Featured in Smithsonian Magazine


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Virtual Reality Medical Center Featured in Shaping Reality Podcast

VRMC in New Podcast More...

Fear of Flying Virtually Disappears

Plane & Pilot Magazine: Using VR to treat Fear of Flying More...

Combat Related PTSD: Using VRET & Physiological Monitoring

Combat Related PTSD: A Multiple Case Report  Using VRET & Physiological Monitoring More...

Celebrating 16 Years of the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (CYBER)

The journal, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (CYBER) celebrates its sixteenth birthday. 
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