Virtual reality shows promise for reducing fears and phobia in autistic adults

Related video In a new pilot study, autistic adults showed real-life, functional improvement after a combination treatment approach that included graded exposure to fear and anxiety-producing experiences in a virtual reality environment. The design and preliminary results of this novel approach are published in Autism in Adulthood, a new peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, […]

Immersive virtual reality therapy shows lasting effect in treatment of phobias in children with autism

Related video This is the Blue Room displaying a bus scenario to help people with autism overcome their fears and phobias. Credit: Third Eye NeuroTech and Newcastle University This is the Blue Room displaying a bus scenario to help people with autism overcome their fears and phobias. Credit: Third Eye NeuroTech and Newcastle University Close […]

What to know about autism

Related video What is autism? Characteristics and symptoms Causes Do vaccines cause autism? Treatment Interventions Medications Coping strategies and skills Research Outlook Takeaway Q: A: Autism or autism spectrum disorder causes a person to establish repetitive behavioral patterns and often impairs their social interactions with other people. Doctors typically diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in […]