Researchers have found the disorder difficult to study because they don’t want to use pictures of children, but virtual reality could help with that. Critics, however, are wary that it could lead to a missed diagnosis. In other health technology news, institutions delve into the ways computers can help diagnose cancer, a clinic in Georgia is hacked and Pokemon Go games prove “very useful” in getting people moving.
Using Virtual Reality To Diagnose Pedophilia Stirs Up Controversy
A handful of scientists are testing a controversial practice of using virtual reality to diagnose pedophilia in men in hopes of helping them manage their sexual desires before they act on them. Pedophilia, a psychiatric disorder, affects up to 5 percent of men, according to the American Psychiatric Association. But it’s difficult to study because researchers don’t want to use real photos of children to measure arousal. So they’re turning …
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