Virtual Reality is About to be a Game Changer in Mental Health Treatment with “Neurotops”

Neurotops, a London based Startup aims to put patients in a virtual environment where therapists can help them work on their challenges. The company’s vision is to transform the over-encumbered traditional industry and its methods by utilizing the latest in virtual reality as a tool to improve all aspects of mental health treatment. 

VR has the potential to significantly improve traditional treatment methods. First, having the therapy session presided remotely by a therapist with the use of an avatar rather than in person allows for a wider range of accessibility options. Second, the vivid experience may more completely engage patients in the treatment procedure, thus improving effectiveness. When asked why Virtual reality compared to traditional treatment methods or video meetings, Ave Kotze Counselling Psychologist and part of the founding team mentions: “One thing that we must keep in mind when we’re discussing treatment of phobias, is that the user needs a certain level of immersion in order to trigger fear responses from the brain, making virtual reality an effective delivery method.

When it comes to mental health accessibility, a lot of it comes down to pricing. People are reluctant to care about their mental health in these difficult economic times. With therapy sessions costing up to £250 per hour, not to mention other associated costs, many of us abandon treatment before even starting. Neurotops makes mental healthcare more affordable by utilizing a subscription model and cutting out other unnecessary expenses, completely altering access to mental healthcare. With them people can now receive assistance without even needing to leave their homes. 

Every therapist out there knows this to be true: the effectiveness of a treatment is directly proportional to your level of comfort while receiving it. For many people, simply talking about their problems in front of a stranger can be terrifying. Neurotops’ virtual reality technology will not only allow you to remain anonymous, but it will also change the way you interact with your therapist, making it less intrusive than before. The company not only boasts a platform where you will be able to receive treatment comfortably, but you will also be a part of a community where you can communicate anonymously with others seeking assistance and create a social digital environment that can benefit your emotional well-being. 

Alex Timofte, co-founder and digital product manager expertly summarized the company’s vision: 

“Despite traditional methods of treatment still being effective, there are long delays, large costs, a big dropout rate and various obstacles that prevent people from getting help. This is where our solution can make a difference, in offering faster treatment in a completely anonymous and safe way for our users at an affordable price. And they can do all this from the comfort of their own home.”

Neurotops is currently running a Pilot Program to help bring awareness to this new treatment method. At the end of the registration period 30 people will be chosen to experience their first Virtual Reality Therapy Session for free.  

“Everybody is wondering if this works. Let me tell you, before using virtual reality, you could not get me within 100 meters of a therapist. Fortunately, talking to an animated avatar feels a lot more relaxing.” Says Marcos Kenny, a client at Neurotops.

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