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Virtual reality PTSD treatment has ‘big impact’ for veterans | BBC News 

Virtual reality PTSD treatment has ‘big impact’ for veterans | BBC News 

A VR treatment that has patients walk on a treadmill while facing a screen depicting the experienced trauma has shown promising results thus far. One veteran said that the virtual reality had given him the “biggest impact” out of all the other forms of treatment he tried. Veterans report that daily images of people being wounded and killed elicit emotional responses that are difficult to move on from. Many soldiers find that the aftermath of serving “eats away at them” and suffer from mental health decline. The idea behind the VR treatment is to remove the tendency for patients to avoid what it is that affects them so that they can fully process it in a healthy way. Trials are currently being held in several different countries and could see an improvement of 37-40%.  

 Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-49880915 

 

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