A Virtual World/Neurofeedback Real Time Functional MRI Approach to PTSD Treatment
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May 2018 -
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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is highly prevalent, difficult to treat, and has very serious consequences for veterans and their families. Exposure therapy is commonly used and has positive results in a large percentage of cases, but improvements in therapeutic effects are sorely needed. We propose a novel strategy that uses a combination of state-of-the-art technologies to develop an improved exposure therapy approach. We plan to use a virtual reality experience (Virtual Iraq, in which pa...