After about seven runs through the simulation, Mr. Merkle started uncovering fragments of memory his mind had blacked out, which is a common response to trauma. He remembered the name of the soldier who had been next to him in a truck during combat. He remembered the clear feeling that he was going to die. Mr. Merkle walked out in the hall after he was done, grappling with what his brain had revealed.
In this article you will find new example of VR uses in treatment of mental disorders. We have now more and more clinical research on the efficiency of VR and the actual situation due to the pandemic could be the start of massive usage.
Source: Virtual Reality Therapy Plunges Patients Back Into Trauma. Here Is Why Some Swear by It. – The New York Times