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Psious as a tool for diverse treatments

One of the many ways our users can benefit from our platform is by expanding its uses beyond specified phobias. Psious can help treat patients suffering from many other mental disorders or anxieties.

These are some of the issues where Psious can be helpful at the treatment apart from the basic ones:

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 Mood disorders, chronic and acute pain, cancer patients, etc.
 
ADHD

● Insomnia
● Social and communication skills
● Addictions
● PTSD caused by assault
● OCD (contaminations fears)
● Hygiene
● Hypochondria and health anxiety
● Sports training
● Feelings of persecution, paranoia...
● Specific phobias

Mood disorders, Chronic and acute pain, cancer patients etc.:

Relaxation and mindfulness for mood disorders: The mindfulness and relaxation programs forMindfulness environment Psious virtual therapy stress management have proven effective for the treatment of some disorders (i.e. depression). With Psious it's easier to administer these techniques. 
 
Relaxation and Mindfulness for Chronic and Acute Pain: Virtual reality has demonstrated an analgesic effect because immersive environments are very good distractors. Also, Mindfulness environments help to focus attention on virtual stimuli rather than physical pain. 
 
Mindfulness for Cancer patients: Mindfulness exercises promote a positive emotional state, which in turn facilitate a better recovery in patients suffering from cancer. 
 
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ADHD:

All of the Mindfulness and Relaxation environments: These environments can help to improve attention and decrease hyperactivity. 
 
Fear of Driving (all environments): The driving environments can be helpful to work on the patients attention span and concentration whilst "driving". The patient needs to avoid being distracted by the surroundings- passengers, sounds, fluctuations of the weather, etc. 
 

Insomnia:Relaxation environment Psious Virtual Therapy

All of the Relaxation environments: Useful to soothe nerves and quiet the mind, which prepares the body to fall asleep. 
 
All of the controlled breathing environments: In these environments, it is important to have an exhalation frequency higher than inhalation, which will promote hypercapnia and help the patient to fall asleep. 
 
All Mindfulness environments: These environments are extremly helpful to help relaxing, learn to live the present and avoid overthinking when trying to sleep
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Social and communication skills:Fear of public speaking environment Psious virtual therapy

Fear of public speaking environment: The public speaking environments always allow you to simulate anxiety-inducing work situations, from speaking with co-workers to hold a conference.
 
Office scene: It can be used to stimulate work meetings, and the practice of assertiveness techniques. For example, you can imitate that the patient has to advise a co-worker on what aspects of he or she should improve on at work. It is helpful for social communications skills, and prove useful for future job interviews.
 
All of the fear of public speaking environments: In these environments, the patient may apply and practice the techniques learnt previously to improve their communication skills. 
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Addictions:
 
Social anxiety environment: Repeated exposure to a bar environment, where associates are drinking alcohol, over time helps to reduce cravings during such situations through cue habituation.  This environment is useful to work on the anxiety generated by being exposed to situations that can generate cravings (i.e. the bar and seeing others drink alcohol). 
 

 PTSD caused by assault:

Agoraphobia environment: If your patient avoids solitary and dark spaces, the hallway of the metro, claustrophobic elevators, and other isolated environments can be useful to expose him/her to such situations.
 
 

OCD (contaminations fears):

Fear of needles environment: The hospital waiting room is often avoided because it can trigger thoughts of contamination.
 
 
This and other environments such as the 'dirty' metro scenes can effectively incite an anxious response from OCD patients. 
 
Pubic bathroom/toilet: The virtual environment wants the subject to confront his/her appellant thoughts and at the same time be capable of accustoming the anxiety that arises in him/her and extinguish ritualised behaviours and thoughts.
 

 Hygiene:fear of needles environment Psious virtual therapy

- Metro (filthy): This environment can be used to expose the patient to a dirty environment. The avatar is able to stop in the middle of the hallway and look and touch their surroundings. 
 
Waiting room (fear of needles): Seeing sick patients can generate anxiety in some patients. The waiting room of a hospital can be a space avoided by some patients, this environment is useful in those cases.
 
Health Anxiety: Triggers obsessive thoughts about disorders or bad things that could happen to their loved ones. If the patient can control his/her thinking, the prevention of these compulsions can be achieved. 
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Hypochondria & Health Anxiety:

Generalised anxietyChronic anxiety about one's health. This scene trains the patient in tolerating this type of situation. 
 
Fear of needles (waiting room scene): This environment allows the exposure to a situation typically feared by hypochondriacs: awaiting a diagnosis/medical intervention. 
 
MRI environment (waiting room): Similar to the previous environment, this reproduces a situation where the patient is waiting for a diagnosis/medical intervention.
 

Sports Training:

All Relaxation & Mindfulness environments: Can be used to enhance concentration, which is extremely useful in the practice of sports. 
 

Feelings of persecution, paranoia: social anxiety environment Psious virtual therapy

Bar scene: By conducting cognitive therapy during the exposure to social situations the patient can learn and interpret the situation as a non-threatening one. (In order to use Psious in psychotic patients, you would need to receive specific training.)
 
Elevator scene: In the same way as the other one, by conducting cognitive therapy during the exposure to social situations the patient can learn and interpret the situation as a non-threatening one. 
 
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Specific Phobias: 

Situational phobia to the sea/water: Allows the exposure to an underwater environment with its fauna/flora and characteristic sounds. 
 
Island: Several spaces in this environment can be used for the exposure to situations that involve getting into the water (the beach- to face the sea, the platform- to get ready to jump into the water, etc.) 
 sea underwater environment Psious virtual therapy
Underwater environment
 

 

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