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Treatment, virtually

By May 20, 2008 News No Comments

In this week’s New Yorker magazine, there is a wonderful article called “Virtual Iraq” by Sue Halpern about a new method being used to treat soldiers returning from Iraq who exhibit symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).   By using the same virtual reality technology used for gaming, veterans are treated with intense exposure therapy to overcome anxiety, recurring nightmares and other symptoms of PTSD.  It seems to be working–shedding new light on what gaming can really do, and how to reach a new generation of soldiers who are digital natives.