The organisers hope VR technology may be able to transform NHS provision of psychological therapy
. Dr Rob Dudley, consultant clinical psychologist and lead for the gameChange VR study at Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Many people with psychosis find it hard to cope with busy social situations and may avoid places they need or want to go to.
While patients are currently offered antispasmodic drugs, laxatives and medicines that relieve diarrhoea, the new study suggests that psychological therapy
may be more helpful.
Pero hindi lang siguro psychological therapy
, pati iyong paano sila magsisimula muli, lalo na iyong mga nawalan ng magulang (A psychological therapy
is much needed by family members who were left behind.
For the study, 100 people with clinically diagnosed fear of heights, who were not receiving psychological therapy
, were divided into two groups and were given either the new automated VR treatment or usual care, which was typically no treatment.
'We have advertised the posts and will soon get doctors to ensure psychological therapy
for children,' he said.
Up to 14361 of those refugees need urgently additional support and 3830 need psychological therapy
, while 150,000 are receiving healthcare.
The authors wrote: "UK clinical guidance recommends psychological therapy
and antidepressants for postnatal depression.
The figures, from American research company Qlik, only cover drug expenditure -not money spent on other forms of ADHD treatment, such as psychological therapy
Current guidelines on management of self-harm provided by the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) state that psychological therapy
"may" prevent recurrent self-harm, but this guidance relied upon limited evidence.
Millions have tuned in to watch Steve McDonald's battle against depression on Coronation Street, and health chiefs are hoping the story will encourage residents in Northumberland to have their say about psychological therapy
Religion can be integrated into psychological therapy
Part of the plan is work to qualify and train specialized medical cadres to be able to prescribe and provide the necessary non-medicinal psychological therapy
, mainly to the most fragile categories in society.