This is fascinating, using virtual reality to treat depression. I wonder if it could work the other way. Some people I know seem to relate to most everything in the first person. If they see a movie, they imagine it is happening to them; if you make an analogy, they think you are talking about them; if they read some tragedy in the newspaper, they imagine that it happened to them. Every bad thing in the world that they hear about happens to them, personally. Such people often experience much pain and suffering, which they are eager to share with others.