Anxiety therapy with VR glasses

Virtual reality glasses can be particularly helpful in psychotherapy. About the advantages and limitations of the application.

Some of you may already be familiar with them from computer games: virtual reality glasses.

Virtual reality technology is also finding its way into medicine and, above all, psychotherapy. Gina and Peter watch “Invirto” in this episode. Digital therapy takes those affected by anxiety disorders into a simulated anxiety situation for treatment. With Julian Angern from the startup “Sympatient” and Dr. Philipp Kellmeyer from the University of Freiburg talk about the application of VR and its limits.

The study on the frequency of anxiety disorders in the population can be found at this link.

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Gina Steffens learned her trade at the German School of Journalism and has worked for Audible, Süddeutsche Zeitung, WDR and Deutschlandfunk, among others. She is now part of the podcast team at Spiegel.

As a journalist, Peter Glück has over 20 years of experience in making knowledge understandable and entertaining for everyone. He was an editor and presenter on various ARD stations and on private radio.

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