Virtual Reality Therapy for PTSD
A recent initial study examined the effectiveness of using exposure therapy through a virtual reality simulation for military personnel in an attempt to lessen the possibility of them developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on the combat field.
Prior to deployment, soldiers will be put through VR training that will put them into likely combat scenarios, which they theorize will help teach them coping strategies. The results have been positive so far, according to the authors, but more extensive testing is needed in the future.
Posted on 2/20/2013