Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

COVID-19 and the fear associated with it has gradually made the quantity of mysophobia people and people with obsessive-compulsive disorder growing up. Actually, around 2 to 3% of the French population (more than a million of people) suffer from OCD.

Being exposed regularly in virtual reality will lead us to a desensitization of the fear and a reduction of your anxiety in this situation.

« Virtual reality has shown 80% of efficiency, and the benefits are maintained for more than a year after the therapy » Eric Malbos, Psychiatric doctor

C2Care, virtual reality therapeutic software world leader since 2015, makes available the possibility to expose yourself directly at home. To overcome this fear, psychological assistance is made to give you cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques and with virtual reality exposure.

Cognitive-behavioral therapies ‘CBT) and virtual reality exposure are two complementary tools used to face your anxiety.

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Why treat OCD in virtual reality?

VRET (Virtual Reality Exposure Therapies) are based on Cognitive-Behavioral therapies (CBT). You are being exposed to a situation similar to reality using a virtual reality headset. Gradually, you are going to be exposed to different situations and environments in your daily life and steps linked to your aviophobia safely. The exposure can be reiterated as needed to create the habituation and make the anxiety disappear.

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How does it work ?

You receive a virtual reality headset with unlimited access to the software. If you already have your headset, you can directly have access to the software. You are able to expose yourself, as much as you want, in various environments linked to your OCD (for example a dirty basement). Simultaneously, twice a month, you have appointments with a psychologist to help you with your anxiety. During these consultations, you are using the virtual reality headset. It’s helpful to discuss and to understand more about your phobia, and to have useful tools to handle your anxiety. The exposure is gradual and adapted to your needs and to your anxiety.

Céline S. 44 years old

“I suffer from OCD since I was a child. My daily life goes from always checking if the door is closed, if my car is locked, if lights are turned off to checking if my baking tray is off. I am always backtracking. I do that over and over. I am stressed about forgetting to do something and I am overwhelmed about all the consequences of it. Sometimes, I am late at work because of it and … I am stressed about being late ! Actually, I am in a downward circle. Couple of months ago, I heard about virtual reality and I went for it. I love this approach, and combining it with psychotherapy is really helpful for me. I am learning how to face my anxiety, handling it the best I can. I see them decreasing gradually.”

Estelle P. 52 years old

“I have always been scared of germs, microbes and viruses. Since COVID appeared, my anxiety toward it obviously went up. Before COVID, I was washing my hands tens of times a day. Now, I don’t even dare touching objects or products other people may have touched. I do my groceries with gloves, hoping as strong as I can they won’t break. This idea scares me. This situation makes me suffer for too long. Recently, I have decided to get rid of this. So, I have been following the virtual reality program for 3 months now, and I can see a noticeable improvement. I need some more time to totally let my anxiety toward this situation go. However, I am glad that I have found a working solution. My daily life is clearly better.

Marie F. 32 years old

“Couple of years ago, my mother saw her medical conditions getting worse because she had been infected in a hospital. Therefore, I got an important fear of being contaminated myself and my whole life started to be based on that. I was showering multiple times a day, I was avoiding going out if it was possible and sanitizing my house all the time. My life was a nightmare and my surroundings were suffering from that as well. So, I have done some research and found out about virtual reality solutions. I was really enthusiastic about it. Today, I feel like I have found some serenity in my daily life. I don’t need to clean everything up all the time.”