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What does the traditional therapy lack that a VRET covers?

Therapies have become the most sought-after treatment for mental illness in recent times. People choose exposure therapies drugs to restore their mental health, because unlike drugs, these therapies gradually expose them to the cause of the trauma, helping them face it and make peace with it instead of just tranquilizing them temporarily.. But what does this traditional exposure therapy lack and how does Virtual Reality exposure therapy (VRET) get it covered?

In a traditional exposure therapy that demands a physical recreation of the trauma scene for the treatment session, a lot of money and time will be involved. Also, it might be tough for psychologists to create individualized trauma scenes for the patients in every session in order to gradually expose them to the cause of trauma. So, the following are the challenges faced by the psychologists in conventional exposure therapy.

  • Physical constraints to recreate the trauma scenario

  • Costs a lot of money, time and effort

  • The confined monotonous environment

  • Lack of effective gradual exposure to the cause due to increase in frequency of the therapy sessions.

  • Inadequacy in levels of challenges required

In a VRET that gives 360* individualized, authentic immersive exposure, psychologists can treat and monitor patients remotely. Unlike the other methods, it is possible to increase the challenges in each level based on patients’ response without mandatory clinical visits. Comparatively, VRET has more advantages to make therapies evidently effective.

  • Controlled gradual exposure to the cause of the trauma at different levels

  • No physical constraints in recreating the trauma scene

  • Therapies can be individualized and can be altered based on the response

  • No monotony

  • Legit replication of scenarios in the immersive environment

VRET helps both psychologists and patients bypass the challenges faced in traditional exposure therapy. VR development companies like Meynikara that functions with an expert team, charts levels in VRET after consulting the psychologist about the allowed difficulty in each level before they begin to develop the VRET application. Meynikara is one of the trusted sources that has developed VRET for anxiety disorder, phobia and post-traumatic stress disorder which when tested with patients gave genuine and expected results at the end of the sessions. The company strongly believes VRET would be a breakthrough in Mental Health treatment.

Psychologists for sure can adapt to this limitless revolutionary therapy to help their patients effectively restore mental health bigtime.

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