Effectiveness of virtual reality exposure therapy for active duty soldiers in a military mental health clinic.

@article{Reger2011EffectivenessOV,
  title={Effectiveness of virtual reality exposure therapy for active duty soldiers in a military mental health clinic.},
  author={Greg Reger and Kevin M. Holloway and Colette M. Candy and Barbara O. Rothbaum and JoAnn Difede and Albert A. Rizzo and Gregory A. Gahm},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          93-6
        }
}
Exposure therapy is an evidence-based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but research evaluating its effectiveness with active duty service members is limited. This report examines the effectiveness of virtual reality exposure therapy (VRE) for active duty soldiers (N = 24) seeking treatment following a deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. Relative to their pretreatment self-reported symptoms on the PTSD Checklist, Military Version (M = 60.92; SD = 11.03), patients reported a… CONTINUE READING

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