Immersive Virtual Reality Shows Promise for Paranoia in Schizophrenics
July 19, 2016
Schizophrenia with paranoid features, such as persecutory delusions, can be a crippling illness. Various interventions, including medications and psychotherapy, can be plagued by problems with side effects and accessibility respectively. One group of researchers is exploring whether virtual reality could offer relief for these patients and recently published some encouraging preliminary data.