Virtual reality exposure therapy for PTSD is one of the most common uses of VR in the therapy industry, but many other applications also exist. Through careful program design and some creative technical innovation, VR can be used to treat a wide variety of phobias and disorders. Here is a partial list of those:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Agoraphobia (fear of places, especially public places)
  • Acrophobia (fear of heights)
  • Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)
  • Pteromerhanophobia (fear of flying)
  • Glossophobia (fear of public speaking)
  • Panic attacks
  • Sleep disorders
  • Autism
  • Pain management
  • Stage fright
  • Mood disorders
  • Addictive behaviors

The list of phobias and other disorders numbers in the hundreds. Fortunately, VR can effectively treat the majority of these effectively.