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Avatar therapy for people with schizophrenia

A large proportion of people with schizophrenia experience distressing voices, which are often insulting and threatening. An experimental therapy which involves a face-to-face discussion between a person with schizophrenia and an avatar representing their auditory hallucination may help reduce symptoms, when provided alongside usual treatment, according to research led by King’s.

Researchers are developing SlowMo, the first digital therapy for paranoia, helping people to manage their worries and improve their quality of life. Read more  here.

Read more about the research  here.