• Article

Virtual reality and other experiential therapies in the treatment of combat-related PTSD

Citation

Spira, J., Pyne, J., Wiederhold, B., Graap, K., & Rizzo, A. (2006). Virtual reality and other experiential therapies in the treatment of combat-related PTSD. Primary Psychiatry, 13(3), 58-64.

Abstract

Numerous experiences can lead to acute stress disorder or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military personnel. Unfortunately, PTSD is a relatively common outcome of combat exposure. The primary focus of this article is the role of experiential psychotherapy treatments which teach skill development to better cope with combat-related PTSD. The article focuses largely on virtual-reality–assisted exposure therapies.