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A virtual environment for the treatment of chronic combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19178258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most disabling psychopathological conditions affecting the veteran population. An estimated 830,000 U.S. veterans currently have symptoms of chronic combat-related PTSD. No therapeutic approach has proven to be consistently effective in the management of combat-related PTSD. Behavior therapies with an exposure element have proven more effective than most other types of treatment, but a significant number of patients do not seem to benefit from them, possibly because of difficulties imagining, visualizing, or describing their traumatic experiences. In this article, we describe Virtual Vietnam, a set of two virtual environments we have developed for the treatment of combat-related PTSD, and its use as one component of a comprehensive treatment program.
Authors:
L F Hodges; B O Rothbaum; R Alarcon; D Ready; F Shahar; K Graap; J Pair; P Hebert; D Gotz; B Wills; D Baltzell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1094-9313     ISO Abbreviation:  Cyberpsychol Behav     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-30     Completed Date:  2009-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9804397     Medline TA:  Cyberpsychol Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-14     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
GVU Center, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0280, USA. Hodges@cc.gatech.edu
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