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Cybertherapy, the combination of telehealth applied sciences with the web and shared digital fact, is used for 2 purposes: both simply because there is not any replacement, or since it is in a few feel higher than conventional drugs. however, some great benefits of cybertherapy, as a result of number of its functions and their asymmetric improvement, are usually not self-evident. in spite of the fact that, the emergence of cybertherapy is aiding the cost-effectiveness of yes purposes, equivalent to overview, rehabilitation and remedy in scientific psychology and neuroscience. Its key virtue is the opportunity of sharing diverse media and diverse future health care instruments in an easy to take advantage of and simply obtainable Interface. thus far, a few cybertherapy purposes have greater the standard of health and wellbeing care, and later they are going to most likely result in big expense rate reductions. despite the fact that, cybertherapy isn't easily a know-how yet a posh technological and relational technique. during this feel, clinicians and well-being care services that are looking to effectively take advantage of cybertherapy have to supply major awareness to scientific concerns, expertise, ergonomics, human components and organizational alterations within the constitution of the correct healthiness provider. The aim of this quantity is to research the strategies in which cybertherapy purposes will give a contribution to the supply of state of the art overall healthiness providers. specific realization is given to the scientific use of digital truth expertise. extra intimately, this quantity goals at helping clinicians and scientists, attracted to the cybertherapy cutting edge procedure, delivering them medical protocols for the therapy of consuming issues, social phobias, panic issues and sexual dysfunctions.

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Riva, Virtual reality as clinical tool: immersion and threedimensionality in the relationship between patient and therapist, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 81, 2001, 551-553. C. Norcross, M. O. Prochaska, The face of 2010: A Delphi poll on the future of psychotherapy, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 33, 2002, 316-322. F. Vincelli, L. Anolli, S. K. Wiederhold, V. Zurloni and G. Riva, Experiential Cognitive Therapy in the treatment of Panic Disorders with Agoraphobia: A controlled study, Cyberpsychology & Behavior, 6, 2003, 312-318.

Due to their diffusion and simplicity to install and use, they could represent a new generation of Internet-based tools that could improve IMs. ) but in the next future the peer to peer approach could be fruitfully used in psychotherapy and mental health: possible applications are on-line therapeutic communities or virtual consulting rooms. Another possible scenario is represented by the VEPSY web site developed inside the VEPSY Updated Project for an integrated treatment of different disorders such as Eating disorders, Anxiety disorders (Social Phobia and Panic Disorders), Sexual Dysfunctions (Male Impotence or Erectile Dysfunctions and Premature Ejaculation).

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