The best treatment for phobias - virtual reality

The best treatment for phobias - virtual reality
It is characteristic of any person to be afraid of something, because it is the body’s natural defensive reaction that helped us survive the course of evolution. It is common for a person to be a little anxious, fear, and eventually, fear passes on its own, but this is not always the case. One of the reasons for fear is an unsuccessful experiment in childhood that has attracted unpleasant consequences. It is precisely those unpleasant incidents that can emerge for a long time in everyday life. For example, an unsuccessful trip to the dentist, a fall from a bicycle, and so on. The second reason is a hereditary factor that causes the instinct of self-preservation (fear of heights, snakes, depth). There are cases when seemingly innocent anxiety suddenly develops into panic, and a feeling of fear into a phobia. In our time, the number of phobias has already exceeded 40,000 and continues to grow. The fight against phobias began a few decades ago, but then the medicine did not have much success in treatment. Nowadays, phobia treatment is gaining much popularity with the help of virtual reality. The effectiveness of the treatment of mental disorders is 30% higher compared to traditional methods of treatment. But do not think that traditional methods do not give any results. Consider exposure therapy. A person under the supervision of a specialist represents what is most afraid of, then he is asked to perform certain actions with his fear. The patient observes his action from the outside and on the advice of a specialist tries to solve the problem. In most cases, this technique is effective, but not all have such a developed imagination. Therefore, virtual reality is more effective in combating phobias. A person is able to "stand before his fear" and subconsciously convince himself that everything is not as scary as it turned out. The truth is in this technique and its shortcomings. Often, virtual reality begins to rock, because the brain confuses reality and responds to the present.