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ISSN: 2637-6679

Research and Reviews on Healthcare: Open Access Journal

Mini Review(ISSN: 2637-6679)

Will Virtual Reality Become the New Reality in Psychological Rehabilitation? A Minireview Volume 6 - Issue 4

Marc Barakat1*, George Krikor Oghgassian2, Hala Darwish1

  • 1American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
  • 2American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Received:September 01, 2021   Published: September 27, 2021

Corresponding author: Marc Barakat, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon

DOI: 10.32474/RRHOAJ.2021.06.000248

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To date, numerous studies have investigated the beneficial role of virtual reality (VR) in psychological rehabilitation as both a standalone tool, and through its integration with traditional modes of therapy. This review presents the main results of pertinent randomized control trial (CRT) studies published in the past 15 years. Those seem to suggest that VR is a viable tool to be considered by clinicians when treating different types of psychological disorders. It also highlights its short-term and long-term benefits in the rehabilitation of such disorders. However, this review also highlights the need for guidelines that would clarify how VR can be safely and efficiently implemented in clinical practice.

Keywords: Virtual Reality; Psychotherapy; Anxiety; PTSD; Schizophrenia; Eating Disorders

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