September 27, 2023
Avatar therapy-linked emotions identified in treatment-resistant schizophrenia

The predominant feelings expressed by sufferers with treatment-resistant schizophrenia present process digital reality-based Avatar remedy (AT) are principally impartial, pleasure, and anger feelings, based on a examine printed on-line June 12 in BMC Psychiatry.

Alexandre Hudon, M.D., from the Centre de recherche de l’Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale de Montréal, and colleagues used content material evaluation of immersive classes transcripts and audio recordings for 16 sufferers with treatment-resistant schizophrenia who underwent AT between 2017 and 2022 to establish the underlying feelings on the core of the patient-Avatar interplay throughout AT.

The researchers recognized anger, contempt/disgust, concern, unhappiness, disgrace/embarrassment, curiosity, shock, pleasure, and impartial feelings within the examine. Sufferers principally expressed impartial, pleasure, and anger feelings, whereas curiosity, disgust/contempt, and impartial feelings had been the predominant feelings expressed by the Avatar.

“This examine portrays a primary qualitative perception on the feelings which are expressed in AT and serves as a steppingstone for additional investigation within the function of feelings within the therapeutic outcomes of AT,” the authors write.

Extra info:
Alexandre Hudon et al, Exploration of the function of emotional expression of treatment-resistant schizophrenia sufferers having adopted digital actuality remedy: a content material evaluation, BMC Psychiatry (2023). DOI: 10.1186/s12888-023-04861-2

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