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, 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….