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CONQUER Claustrophobia in VR and Win

By Inna Maltzeva, Chief Scientific Officer at PsyTech VR
June 01, 2022

Self-care is not selfish

#SelfCareIsntSelfish ! This hashtag is gaining popularity in social media last years, it’s closely related to mental health and correlates with the mission of PsyTech VR - to help people all over the world to forget about mental anxieties


When you squiz the lemon there is nothing left to use, the same is true of the energy. We must take care of ourselves especially mental health because fears, bad moods, stress and other anxieties downgrade the effectiveness, and snowball effect happening here every day.

Phobias do not really allow to live life to its full potential - people avoid dating, swimming in the ocean or even visiting new places.

Claustrophobia is the fear of enclosed spaces

Enclosed spaces are a fear we would like to discuss today, as they become one of the most common phobias. According to statistics, approximately 3% of the world's inhabitants have this type of phobia. Imagine 225 000 000 people face panic attacks, cold and losing their mind while facing the object of their fear in real-life.


Claustrophobes face difficulties everywhere - parking garage, elevator, underground, aircraft, cinema or even if the door closes in the room, and these are the places citizens of megapolis or even small-towns visit every day! Imagine how difficult it is to be under permanent stress.

Many people experience discomfort, not understanding what their actual anxiety is.
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Let's dig deeper in claustrophobia

Let's dig deeper in claustrophobia

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Why do people afraid to be alone at home in enclosed spaces or to be in dark enclosed spaces?
These fears are directly related to the evolutionary programming of the brain. Typically, they are not associated with a fear of dangers but with the reaction of the mind and body to these dangers. People are afraid of the alarming symptoms (dizziness, heart palpitations, shortness of breath) that they experience in such places and situations, so claustrophobes begin to avoid visiting such places and situations.

Previously we mentioned that Mental Imagery does not allow to push the patients against the object of fear with only imagination, and Real-life Training of Phobia is mostly dangerous for phobia patients due to unpredictable situations and possible heart attacks, etc.


This world needs a virtual bridge which will comfortably lead phobia patients from mental visualization to real situations... and here comes the PsyTech VR.

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy is one of the most effective methods of overcoming fears and phobias. PsyTech VR allows 100% safe self-guiding training in VR, created with the help of our technical team and CSO with a psychologists team that has many years of expertise in phobia therapy.

Claustrophobia as any other phobia in our VR program is based on a scenario approach, where you can find various levels, from the easiest one to the most challenging, and that opens a unique immersion and shows effect starting from the 5th training session!

Subway, enclosed underpasses, tunnels, various rooms and other challenges are waiting for you, safe and effective, realistic and user-friendly!
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Inna Maltzeva
CSO at PsyTech VR

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