Virtual Reality Therapy
Modern psychotherapy faces many challenges. Through the many advantages of virtual reality therapy, PsyCurio helps you to cope with them.
1. CHALLENGE: TIME PRESSURE
35.5 - 50.3%
of cases of severe mental illness are not treated in developed countries.
of people in the EU were diagnosed with at least one mental disorder in 2004.*
Almost 84 million
people in the EU had a mental health problem in 2016.**
Less time pressure
* Size and burden of mental disorders in Europe - a critical review and appraisal of 27 studies; Wittchen HU, Jacobi F; Eur Neuropsychopharmacol; 2005 Aug; 15(4):357-76. > >
** Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 https://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/OECD-Factsheet-Mental-Health-Health-at-a-Glance-Europe-2018.pdf > > > >
2. CHALLENGE: WAITING PERIODS
of the treatments are completed after 30 hours (short-term therapy in the guideline procedure)*.
years elapse before a patient can introduce himself again if he has not received therapy in the first year of initial diagnosis**.
During the waiting periods, patients develop comorbidities.
Shorter waiting periods
*Albani, C., Blaser, G., Geyer, M.,Schmutzer, G., Brähler, E. (2010). Ambulante Psychotherapie in Deutschland aus Sicht der Patienten. Teil 1: Versorgungssituation. Psychotherapeut 6, 503-514
**Mack, Simon, Frank Jacobi, Anja Gerschler, Jens Strehle, Michael Höfler, Markus A. Busch, Ulrike E. Maske, u. a. 2014. „Self- Reported Utilization of Mental Health Services in the Adult German Population–Evidence for Unmet
3. CHALLENGE: TERMINATION RATES & RELAPSES
The average dropout rate in a total of 110 studies.*
relapses are often not detected at an early stage
Lower abort rates and fewer relapses
The data analysis of the software makes it possible to recognize relapses and therapy successes at an early stage.
4. CHALLENGE: EFFECTIVENESS OF THERAPY
The efficacy of VR therapy has been investigated and confirmed by clinical research over the past 10 years*
months after therapy their effect persisted
VR therapy for social phobia is more cost effective, more practicable for the therapist to perform & more effective than traditional in vivo Intervention**
More effective therapy
5. CHALLENGE: COST PRESSURE
600 billion €
The total cost of mental illness is estimated at more than 4% of GDP in the 28 EU countries.*
the amount will increased to $6 trillion – more than heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and respiratory diseases combined.**
Lower cost pressure
*Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 https://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/OECD-Factsheet-Mental-Health-Health-at-a-Glance-Europe-2018.pdf **Insel, T. R., Collins, P. Y., & Hyman, S. E. (2015). Darkness invisible. Foreign Affairs, 94(1), 18-19.
6. CHALLENGE: PATIENT SATISFACTION
VR therapy is perceived as less aversive by patients
Virtual reality exposure is preferred by some patients over conventional in vivo exposure
Extended and effective therapy increases patient satisfaction.
Higher patient satisfaction
PsyCurio helps to overcome the challenges of modern psychotherapy.
Use Virtual Reality Therapy in your clinic or practice.