Experts: Virtual Reality Therapy Benefits War Veterans

A Wall Street Journal (10/21, Mccabe, Subscription Publication) article reports on virtual reality exposure therapy and its ability to help war veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The article notes that the technique, which has shown to be successful with other conditions, creates a virtual, three dimensional environment for the patient in a safe and controlled place so that they can better confront the people and places that trigger anxiety. According to the experts, the process of healing begins when the patient experiences familiarity of the scenes, suppressing fear neurons and allowing for new information about the event is learned.

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— “Virtual Reality Therapy Shows New Benefits,” Caitlan McCabe, Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2014.

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