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Virtual Rx: how Oculus Rift could revolutionize mental health: Phobias, PTSD, Cravings, etc. Oculus Rift, recently acquired by Facebook, can now revolutionize learning and therapy for varied disorders. Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) can now be simply and inexpensively implemented. It works in different ways — but the therapy is typically designed to mimic reallife
scenarios that a patient struggles with. For war-related PTSD, patients use it to re-live combat situations, in an effort to assuage
fearful associations linked to traumatic memories. For addiction, patients are confronted with triggers (a bar or a cigarette, for
example) in an effort to cultivate and master their resistance strategies for cravings. And it can recondition phobics to master fears of driving, flying, etc. by allowing them to overcome their anxiety when given steadily increasing doses.
According to Dr. Harold Levinson, this new app. has tremendous learning and therapeutic possibilities, a few mentioned above and others within the releases.
About Harold Levinson, M.D.
Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author. For more information, call 1(800)334-7323 or visit http://www.dyslexiaonline.com.
Dramatic Medical Successes With Understanding and Treating Dyslexia, LD, ADHD and Phobias Dr. Harold Levinson’s Extraordinary Breakthrough Help for over 40 Million Americans Over forty years ago the New York City school system hired Dr. Harold Levinson to assess the problems and origins of reading disabled students. His research turned up a series of startling […] Continue reading →
Overall improvements often occur in Asperger’s and Autism or ASD by medically treating their complicating cerebellar impairment and resulting dyslexic, ADHD and anxiety related symptoms with inner-ear improving medications. Considering that Asperger’s and Autism have evaded all determined scientific causal and primary medical therapeutic efforts to date, any treatment offering to minimize coexisting symptoms in these […] Continue reading →
Continued Increases in ADHD Diagnoses and Treatment with Medication among U.S. Children CDC Report Finds Children With ADHD Estimates Rising A new study by Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) reveals that two million more children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and one million more […] Continue reading →
Prolonged Stress, Anxiety Can Alter Part of Kids’ Brain By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on November 21, 2013 A new study published online in the journal Biological Psychiatry finds the brain structure associated with processing emotion– the amygdala– grows larger among children who have experienced extended stress […] Continue reading →