AOL News Features Virtual Afghanistan Treatment for PTSD

Published: December 6, 2010
Category: News

Virtual Afghanistan, a virtual reality exposure therapy developed at ICT for the treatment of soldiers suffering from PTSD was featured in a story on AOL News. The therapy, an adaptation of ICT’s Virtual Iraq system, was demonstrated at the recent Army Science Conference in Orlando, Florida. The story describes the system and states that Virtual Afghanistan is expected to be even more realistic—and detailed—than the Iraq computer program. “We’ve got literally hundreds of stories people have told in therapy about where and what occurred to them and what happened to them,” Skip Rizzo, ICT’s associate director for medical virtual reality, told AOL News. “That’s stuff we didn’t have when we started.”
Read the full story here.