research

Can driving simulators help?

A new phobia treatment centre has opened in Spain (Burmin Institute) which uses virtual reality simulators to treat a range of phobias and anxiety states. The treatment – called virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) – is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) whereby gradual exposure to the feared situation in a controlled virtual world is .. read more

Motorway phobia affects millions

Research by The Automobile Association shows that millions of drivers steer clear of motorways because of their fear of driving on them: M-way ‘phobia’ drives motorists onto alternative routes