- The use of a virtual reality (VR) program resulted in an improvement of 50% in the symptoms of agoraphobia.
Why this matters
- The results correspond to findings in other countries about the effectiveness of VR.
- The sample consisted of 15 patients of both sexes who had both clinical and Agoraphobia Scales diagnoses of agoraphobia.
- Participants were exposed to environments generated by the Psious platform for the therapeutic application of VR.
- Investigators recorded skin conductance and subjective units of distress (SUDS) while the patient was exposed to a virtual environment designed to provoke anxiety.
- Measurements were taken during five sessions.
- 14 patients improved more than 50%.
- Cybersickness was observed in only one patient.
- The results correspond to findings in other countries about the effectiveness of VR therapy.