Virtual reality took me inside the mind of a schizophrenic
J Thoendell stashed this in Oculus
Mindscape was not created to diagnose or help treat symptoms of schizophrenia, rather to educate people who might not be aware of what someone experiences during an episode. And it’s still in the conceptual phases of development.
Some physicians are testing other, more comprehensive forms of virtual reality treatment for people with mental disorders in clinical environments, finally extending beyond research laboratories.
Oculus Rift and other headsets have opened the doors for treatments of conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and assistance with overcoming severe phobias. And some startups are even bringing affordable virtual reality therapy to clinicians, like Psious, whose technologies provide immersive treatment for anxiety disorders.
Despite the democratization of virtual reality in healthcare, it’s impossible to fully understand what’s happening in a patient’s mind.