Thursday, January 5, 2012

NYPH: $11m DoD research grant for virtual reality and PTSD

From NY Daily News:

Using virtual reality to cure real-life PTSD: NY hosp gets $11M boost from the Department of Defense

Research to help sufferers from flashbacks, anxiety

Monday, December 12 2011

Doctors are hoping that virtual reality can help cure soldiers of their all-too-real wartime traumas.

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Cente has received a $11 million grant from the Department of Defense to continue its research in using virtual reality therapy to heal those with combat-related PTSD.

Sufferers experience flashbacks, nightmares and unrelenting anxiety from their experiences in the battlefield.

Working with colleagues at Emory University and the University of Southern California, the researchers use specialized software to guide patients through familiar trauma scenes...

Much more on this news here.

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