Sunday, January 24, 2010

'Virtual Iraq' Simulation Being Tested to Treat PTSD

Can virtual reality (an immersive computer experience) help treat PTSD? There's lost of evidence to support this, and now the Department of Defense is testing a program called "Virtual Iraq" which "is designed to promote a multi-sensory emotional connection to the memory, thus helping the patient be able to gradually face the traumatic experiences that underlie his or her distressing memories after a number of treatment sessions."

Read the DoD's press release about their study here.

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