Virtual reality PTSD treatment has 'big impact' for veterans

Oct 1, 2019 ·

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Virtual reality could be used to help military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who have struggled with mainstream treatment.

It involves patients walking on a treadmill in front of a screen which projects images depicting the type of trauma experienced.

A two-year trial found some patients could see almost a 40% improvement in their symptoms.

One veteran said it had given him the "biggest impact" out of any treatment.

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