Interactive highly realistic virtual reality as a tool for understanding the genesis and treatment of psychotic symptoms.
Eva Zányi, Elmedin Selmanovic, Matthew Broome, Silvester Czanner, Max Birchwood, Alan Chalmers, Swaran Singh
Stud Health Technol Inform | Published : 2009
Schizophrenia can be a devastating lifelong psychotic disorder with a poor prognosis. National guidelines in the UK recommend the provision of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to all those suffering with psychotic disorders, but there is a lack of trained therapists in the UK able to provide such a treatment. Developing high quality automated technologies that can serve as an adjunct to conventional CBT should enhance the provision of this therapy, and increase the efficiency of the therapists in practice. The latter will occur by enabling alternate professionals to aid in the delivery of therapy, to enable behavioral experiments to be conducted in the clinic, and for sessions to be record..View full abstract