Novel VR Treatment For Mental Illness Gets FDA Breakthrough
‘gameChange’ could be game changer for those with advanced cognitive disorders
The US FDA has granted its breakthrough designation to a virtual reality therapy that recreates everyday scenarios for patients dealing with severe anxiety and schizophrenia.
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