Using virtual reality for entertainment isn’t out of the ordinary. If you’ve ever strapped on a pair of 3-D goggles, you’re likely familiar with how immersive the experience is. But virtual reality isn’t just for fun and games: It’s becoming an increasingly popular modality for mental health care.


Virtual reality therapy is not the same as teletherapy, or talking to a therapist over video instead of commuting to their office. When used correctly, computer-simulated worlds—which immerse users in a digital environment—offer a profound form of treatment for many mental health conditions.


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