During a series of talks at vMed 2023, speakers discussed the promise of XR use in mental healthcare and their cautious optimism around care delivery in the metaverse.

During Thursday’s vMed 2023 conference hosted by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, speakers discussed medical extended reality’s place within mental healthcare and the risks and benefits associated with mental health treatment in the metaverse.   


“I finished a 200-page report for the European Commission, and they wanted to know what the opportunities and challenges were as we move from virtual reality to XR health to the metaverse,” said Dr. Brenda Wiederhold, clinical psychologist and cofounder of the Virtual Reality Medical Center.  


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