Paranoia ‘reduced with virtual reality’

BBC News

Virtual reality has been used to help treat severe paranoia.

Patients who suffered persecutory delusions were encouraged to step into a computer-generated Underground train carriage and a lift.

The simulations allowed the study’s 30 patients to learn social situations they feared were actually safe.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 836707