I don't find that too surprising. I fully expect as VR technology advances that we'll be using it to treat a wide variety of mental issues. There's already been strides made in treating soldiers with PTSD that way.
I feel this makes sense as well, much more so then Depression Quest ever did. Sadly that game was not very well made but with VR perhaps there will be more opportunity for something better.
The brain is an amazing mechanism. Stimulating it in different ways (With light, sound, perceived body movement, emotional stimulation, etc) can evoke completely different responses in different people. It become possible to treat mental disorders with these stimuli by 'tricking' the brain to return to normal or resolve whatever mental dissonance the person is experiencing. I believe that as VR and other technologies advance, we will find new ways to treat many previously untreatable disorders and maybe even diseases.
I agree. With a good relaxing game one has been able to manage their stress and even raise there self-esteem. Gaming Tech in general has gotten better and I personally feel it's only going to keep on getting better and better. We just can't give up. Heck Role-Playing games work wonders for those with a need to vent their frustrations. They've helped me keep my cool and not become an unstable being. But that's just my personal opinion and experience. Even without VR, gaming in general has made great strides in helping us out, in the long run.