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Virtual Reality Behavioral Activation: An Intervention for Major Depressive Disorder

The primary purpose of this study is to test the safety and feasibility of virtual reality (VR) technology in the use of behavioral activation (BA) as a treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD). The secondary purpose of this study is to examine whether any evidence of clinical efficacy exists for VR delivered BA.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Device: Virtual Reality Behavioral Activation
  • Behavioral: Behavioral Activation in real-life




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Patient must meet DSM V criteria for MDD

   - Patient must be at least 18 years of age

   - Patient must be English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Substance Use Disorders in past year

   - Any psychosis or bipolar I disorder

   - Any seizure in the last 6 months or untreated epilepsy

   - Current nonsuicidal self-injury or parasuicidal behavior

   - Current suicidal urges and intent

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Margot Paul, M.S.