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Healing the Invisible Wounds of War with Virtual Reality

June 25, 2020

Since 9/11, nearly three million service members have deployed to war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan—about half of them more than once.

Now, an innovative, evidence-based approach to treating PTSD is reaching more veterans than ever before. Called “virtual reality exposure therapy,” it heals by transporting the veteran back to the traumatic war event, into a computer-generated, parallel universe created in a Southern California lab.

Continue reading and listen to the full podcast, via Veterans in America, a special limited-series podcast from RAND.