Virtual reality therapy shows clinical benefit for fear of heights

Daniel Freeman  
Findings from a large randomized controlled trial published in The Lancet Psychiatry showed that an automated psychological intervention delivered by immersive virtual reality was highly effective in reducing fear of heights.
“In [virtual reality] people can experience carefully graded recreations of their difficult situations, which brings on their symptoms, but then be coached in the most helpful ways to respond,” Daniel Freeman, PhD, of the department of psychiatry at University of Oxford, and of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, told Healio Psychiatry. “The

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