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chocco
17-10-03, 20:45
This is quite interesting for helping anyone with a phobia and you have fun at the same time.

Scared silly of spiders? Horrified by heights? Terrorized by tight spaces? Play a video game--doctor's orders. Regular, off-the-shelf computer video games are an effective method of treating people's fears, using a style of therapy that exposes people to what scares them in a controlled setting, according to a new study released on Friday.
The study, published in the October issue of the journal CyberPsychology and Behavior, was conducted at the Universite du Quebec en Outaouais in Quebec, Canada. The researchers used the game "Half-Life" to create a spider-laden environment for arachnophobic people, and "Unreal Tournament" to simulate heights for acrophobics and tight spaces for claustrophobics.
http://zdnet.com.com/2110-1104_2-5092985.html

Harryu
17-10-03, 21:35
Hi Chocco http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

I used to be terrified of zombies untill I started playing Resident Evil; now I just say 'Bring 'em on baby, bring 'em on!!!'
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/violent.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/violent.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/violent.gif :D :D

Aza

chocco
18-10-03, 09:35
Originally posted by Aza:

I used to be terrified of zombies untill I started playing Resident Evil; now I just say 'Bring 'em on baby, bring 'em on!!!'
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/violent.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/violent.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/violent.gif :D :D
AzaMe too. I was afraid of Aliens http://burns.thefinaldimension.org/cwm/alien/eek.gifuntil I started playing Alien versus Predator and now I'm cured. http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/contrib/sarge/BoomSmilie_anim.gif http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/blackeye/evil_laughterpurple.gif

Geck-o-Lizard
18-10-03, 09:37
Hehe... I doubt I'll get rid of my fear of waking up too early by playing video games :D :cool: