Researchers are using virtual reality to treat disease Paranoia

May

9

2016

Study conducted by researchers at Oxford University concluded that it can use a technique of virtual reality to treat cases of severe paranoia Paranoia by allowing patients to confront situations that they fear and understand that those positions really safe there is no need to fear them.

And combines the study conducted in Britain between the evidence-based psychotherapy techniques with the latest technology to simulate social attitudes in virtual reality to limit the fears caused by mental illness known as paranoia.

And is known as “paranoia” Paranoia or Alhmae myself as a chronic disease characterized by Baloham, the ideas espoused by the patient and the believer closely being subjected to persecution or prosecution, and explains the behavior of others and consistent explanation of this belief.

It shows patients with severe paranoia not trust others, believing that others were deliberately trying to harm them. This can cause the disease to people living with them unable to leave the house for fear of people.

And he wanted the research team, led by Professor Daniel Freeman of the psychiatry department at the University of Oxford, to test whether patients can “re-learn” that the position they are going through a secure, through the face of situations that they fear without the use of behaviors defense.

It is noteworthy that live in a fear of the patients is very very difficult, because the cause concern unbearable. To overcome this challenge, the team used virtual reality to re-create the social situations that it finds frightening patients.

The study was conducted on 30 patients, and after the study is no longer suffers 50% of them are cases of mad intense distrust at the end of the test day.

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