July 2007
Soldiers;Jul2007, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p46
the article reports on the testing of a virtual reality technology as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in soldiers. The testing is being conducted at the Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC). The technology mimics the exposure therapy of soldiers. The MAMC team intends to make the treatment available by summer of 2007.


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