Avatar therapy for schizophrenia

An experimental therapy which involves a face-to-face discussion between a person with schizophrenia and an avatar representing their auditory hallucination helps to reduce symptoms, when provided alongside usual treatment, according to a study led by King’s College London and published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

This video features Professor Tom Craig from King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.