Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association

VBI will take part in the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 7-10, 2014. The event is held at…

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Virtually Cured

Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often experience a cluster of symptoms, including flashbacks and nightmares, emotional numbness and hyperarousal, which results in difficulty sleeping,…

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Virtual reality, real help for veterans

how to talk to women The Humvee engine rumbles as you drive through a stretch of desert in Iraq, past the occasional cluster of low buildings…

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Computer-assisted treatments help patients conquer their phobias.

For years, Louisvillian Marie Coma, 35, was so anxious about flying that she wouldn’t get on a plane without taking a Valium. “My chest would tighten,…

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CDC turns to virtual reality to prep for disasters.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants its emergency workers to be prepared for the sights, sounds and smells of death and disaster, and it's…

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The CDC just spent $626,000 on virtual reality. Here’s why.

  You push past the flap of the command hut and instinctively shield your eyes from the brightness of the sun outside. As they adjust to…

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OCD Conference and Treatment

Are you suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?  Is it difficult for others to understand how hard it is to deal with your recurrent, unwanted thoughts and…

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Conquer Fear of Flying before Travel Season

Increased heart rate, sweaty palms, shortness of breath, “feeling trapped,” the fear of take-off and turbulence - all are symptoms commonly experienced by fearful fliers.  Such…

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University of Alabama adds VR Exposure to School of Social Work

Bama Prof Amy Traylor isn't a new-comer to using VR in social work and behavioral health. She's been working with VBI colleagues like Patrick Bordnick, and…

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