From fear of flying to crowded elevators, spiders, to everyday anxiety, virtual reality therapy being done at a San Diego hospital is helping hundreds of people conquer anxiety, phobias, and more.
With the help of heart and breathing monitors, you learn how to control your anxiety while doing what you fear most. You're taught to control thought processes and then you're put in the virtual reality world and practice using the taught processes.
In this virtual therapy, not only do you see your greatest fears, you experience it.
Virtual programs for eating disorders, weight loss, ADHD, and autism are expected to be up and running by this summer, and because this is considered standard cognitive-behavior therapy, most medical insurances companies cover it.