There are approximately 20 million veterans in the United States. Over a third of them have reported at least one bout of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And this year, military suicides are up by 20%. Can virtual reality (VR) help our vets overcome the traumas of war?
While traditional in-person therapy has been largely off-limits since the start of the pandemic, new technology has stepped in to try to stem the tide. One clinical psychologist, Dr. Albert “Skip” Rizzo, is using VR to help 80% of veterans in his lab see a meaningful reduction in PTSD symptoms and live more fulfilling lives after their service.
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