Reducing the Schizophrenia Stigma: A New Approach Based on Augmented Reality

  title={Reducing the Schizophrenia Stigma: A New Approach Based on Augmented Reality},
  author={Rafael D. de C. Silva and Saulo G. C. Albuquerque and Artur de V. Muniz and Pedro Pedrosa Rebouças Filho and Sidarta Ribeiro and Pl{\'a}cido Rog{\'e}rio Pinheiro and Victor Hugo C. de Albuquerque},
  booktitle={Comp. Int. and Neurosc.},
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disease that usually manifests psychotic symptoms and affects an individual's functionality. The stigma related to this disease is a serious obstacle for an adequate approach to its treatment. Stigma can, for example, delay the start of treatment, and it creates difficulties in interpersonal and professional relationships. This work proposes a new tool based on augmented reality to reduce the stigma related to schizophrenia. The tool is capable of simulating… CONTINUE READING
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