The use of Virtual Reality allows exposure to challenging situations in an immersive, but also protected, flexible, and controlled environment. Exposure to auditory hallucination in real life is impossible to organize and control. VR exposure therapy can overcome or mitigate this problem by producing greater user acceptance and providing control over and access to situations.
With this project, we expect patients to be able to develop new skills and strategies to cope with their malevolent voices.
This type of treatment may improve the cost effectiveness and efficacy of the current treatment of auditory hallucinations.