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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: A Virtual World/Neurofeedback Real Time Functional MRI Approach to PTSD Treatment
Principal Investigator:

Ramiro Salas

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: May 2018 - October 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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...

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