Virtual Reality Therapy, also known as Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) or Virtual Reality-based Therapy (VRT), is a therapeutic approach that utilizes immersive virtual reality technology to simulate real-life environments and situations in a controlled and safe manner. It is designed to treat various mental health conditions, such as anxiety disorders, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and certain neurological conditions.
Virtual Reality Therapy involves the use of specialized VR headsets and interactive computer-generated environments to expose individuals to their specific fears, triggers, or challenging situations. By immersing patients in these scenarios, therapists can guide them through desensitization and coping techniques, helping them confront and manage their anxieties in a gradual and controlled manner. This form of therapy aims to provide a more engaging and realistic experience compared to traditional therapeutic approaches, fostering better treatment outcomes and increased patient engagement.« Back to Glossary Index