Virtual reality might one day be the preferred method of diagnosing and rehabilitating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among students, according to a researcher from the University of Southern California (USC) who is investigating the use of virtual reality therapy in a number of clinical applications.

From diagnosing Alzheimer's disease to distracting burn victims' pain during treatment to curing phobias, virtual reality might have a future in psychology, said Albert Rizzo, assistant research professor at USC's Integrated Media Systems Center. It might even help children with ADHD, he said.


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