Virtual Reality Therapy for PTSD

A recent initial study examined the effectiveness of using exposure therapy through a virtual reality simulation for military personnel in an attempt to lessen the possibility of them developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on the combat field.

Prior to deployment, soldiers will be put through VR training that will put them into likely combat scenarios, which they theorize will help teach them coping strategies.  The results have been positive so far, according to the authors, but more extensive testing is needed in the future.

Posted on 2/20/2013

Our History and Our Mission

The Anxiety Network began in 1995 due to growing demand from people around the world wanting help in understanding and overcoming their anxiety disorder.  The Anxiety and Stress Clinic and its website, The Anxiety Network, received so much traffic and requests for help that we found ourselves spending the majority of our time in international communication and outreach.  Our in-person anxiety clinic has grown tremendously, and our principal internet tool, The Anxiety Network, has been re-written and re-designed with focus on the major anxiety disorders.  

The Anxiety Network  focuses on three of the major anxiety disorders:  panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder,  and social anxiety disorder.

In 1997, The Social Anxiety Association, a non-profit organization, was formed and has its own website.

The Social Anxiety Institute, the largest site on the internet for information and treatment of social anxiety, has maintained an active website since 1998.  Continuous, ongoing therapy groups have helped hundreds of people overcome social anxiety since 1994.  Major changes in design will be occurring in 2014.

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