A Virtual Iraq System for the Treatment of Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

@article{Yeh2009AVI,
  title={A Virtual Iraq System for the Treatment of Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder},
  author={Shih-Ching Yeh and Brad Newman and Matt Liewer and Jarrell Pair and Anton Treskunov and Greg Reger and Barbara O. Rothbaum and JoAnn Difede and Josh Spitalnick and Robert N. McLay and Thomas D. Parsons and Albert A. Rizzo},
  journal={2009 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference},
  year={2009},
  pages={163-170}
}
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is reported to be caused by traumatic events that are outside the range of usual human experience including (but not limited to) military combat, violent personal assault, being kidnapped or taken hostage and terrorist attacks. Initial data suggests that at least 1 out of 5 Iraq War veterans are exhibiting symptoms of depression, anxiety and PTSD. Virtual Reality (VR) delivered exposure therapy for PTSD has been previously used with reports of positive… CONTINUE READING