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Virtual Reality Helps GIs Deal with PTSD

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posted on Aug, 5 2007 @ 09:34 AM
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I think this is significant because this really does mean that videos can play a positive role in life and helping people. And it also can go the other way too. This will be interesting to hear what happens as time passes and the results surface.

Yahoo Article


In clinical studies at San Diego's Naval Medical Center and Atlanta's Emory University, eight Iraq veterans with PTSD underwent virtual reality treatment and six showed a reduction of symptoms, said Dr. Albert Rizzo, a University of Southern California psychologist developing a virtual reality system.

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posted on Aug, 5 2007 @ 02:49 PM
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Interesting.

But, it seems more de-sensitizing, than
actual treatment.

When I returned from Nicaragua, I found
that I needed (wanted) someone to listen.

Someone to hold me while I cried.

I don't think VR is going to be able to
replace that.

My 2 cent,
Lex



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