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Psychology 100 Virtual Iraq- Game Aims to Help Vets with PTSD On talk of the Nation they were interviewing Sue Halpern, who wrote an  article on a new type of therapy called Virtual Iraq.  It’s essentially a therapeutic  video game that simulates everything that the soldier would see during combat  battle in Iraq.  Psychologists are to use it in order to treat PTSD, by gradually  reintroducing the traumatic experiences that a soldier experiences during combat.  So far they are successfully able to diffuse the traumatic experience by slowing 
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Unformatted text preview: exposing them to familiar traumatic images that allows them to gradually face the situation head on. In this scenario rather than trying to avoid anything that reminds the soldier of the traumatic experience this technology allows them to revisit a simulated version of the situation in order to break it down. There have been six studies done and so far the results have been really successful. Link: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90858431...
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