Jan. 29, 2008
Having Alter-Egos In “Second Life” Helps People Cope, Reports Tracy Smith
January 29, 2008 11:11 AM
A woman uses Second Life on the Internet to help her agoraphobia. Tracy Smith reports on how the web site can help people fix real life problems with virtual ones.
Drexel University offers a free ONLINE treatment program for adults (ages 18-65) suffering from social anxiety disorder and living in the United States. This program is part of a study examining the efficacy of a treatment for social anxiety delivered through an internet-based program called Second Life.
Social Anxiety Treatment Using Second Life
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