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Virtual reality helps GIs deal with PTSD

August 5, 2007

By MELANTHIA MITCHELL, Associated Press

TACOMA, Wash. – Staff Sgt. Jeff Ebert’s entire body flinches as a roadside bomb explodes near his vehicle. Smoke obscures his view. Gunfire rattles around him.

This isn’t on a road in Iraq but inside a room at Madigan Army Medical Center, where psychologists plan to begin using virtual reality — think immersive video games — to treat post-traumatic stress disorder by recreating the conditions of war.

Virtual-reality therapy provides doctors with a tool that uses visual….

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