Using Virtual Reality to Treat Social Anxiety in Autistic Adolescents
Conditions: Autism Spectrum Disorder; Social Anxiety Intervention: Other: Virtual Reality Assisted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Sponsors: King's College London; South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; National Institute for Health Research, United Kingdom; Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Not yet recruiting
This article will expose the main studies that have used virtual reality with children and adolescents suffering from psychiatric disorders. The use of virtual reality to treat anxiety disorders in adults is gaining popularity and its efficacy is supported by various studies. Most of the studies attest to the significant efficacy of the virtual reality exposure therapy (or in virtuo exposure). In children, studies have covered arachnophobia social anxiety and school refusal phobia. Despite the limited number of studies, results are very encouraging for treatment in anxiety disorders. Several studies have reported the clini...