The Science
Behind Limbix

Treatment tools inspired by scientific research

Limbix is based on a set of evidence based tools that have been proven to improve treatment outcomes.

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) has been shown to be more effective than in vivo exposure therapy for anxiety disorders across a meta-analysis of 13 studies.1 Another meta-analysis of 14 clinical trials found that "VRET produces significant behavior change in real-life situations" and is as effective as in vivo for treating specific phobias.2

Homework Compliance

Researchers have shown in a meta-analysis of 23 studies that "greater compliance with homework is related to improved treatment outcome, and this relationship is robust across a variety of treatment targets (e.g., depression, anxiety, and substance abuse)."3

Mindfulness Meditation

A systematic review of 15 randomized controlled trials found that online mindfulness based interventions have a significant beneficial impact on stress, depression, anxiety, and well-being.4

Feedback Informed Treatment

Scientists investigated the effect that client feedback had on treatment outcomes and found that "nearly twice as many clients in the feedback group achieved clinically significant or reliable change and fewer were classified as deteriorated by the time treatment ended."5
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  2. Morina N., Ijntema H., Meyerbröker K., Emmelkamp P.M. Can virtual reality exposure therapy gains be generalized to real-life? A meta-analysis of studies applying behavioral assessments. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 2015;74:18–24. [PubMed]
  3. Mausbach B. T., Moore R., Roesch S., Cardenas V., Patterson T. L. (2010). The relationship between homework compliance and therapy outcomes: an updated meta-analysis. Cogn. Ther. Res. 34, 429–438. 10.1007/s10608-010-9297-z [PMC free article] [PubMed] [Cross Ref]
  4. Spijkerman M.P.J., Pots W.T.M., Bohlmeijer E.T. Effectiveness of online mindfulness-based interventions in improving mental health: A review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Clinical Psychology Review. 2016;45:102–114. [PubMed]
  5. Lambert, M. J., Whipple, J. L., Vermeersch, D. A., Smart, D. W., Hawkins, E. J., Nielsen, S. L. and Goates, M. K. 2002. Enhancing psychotherapy outcomes via providing feedback on client progress: A replication. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 9: 91–103. [CrossRef], [Web of Science ®], [Google Scholar]