Navigation Links
Virtual reality and other technologies offer hope
Date:2/11/2010

New Rochelle, NY, February 11, 2010Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) threatens to overload healthcare and social support systems worldwide as the number of cases rises and existing treatments are not sufficiently effective. New approaches to treatment are relying on technology, such as virtual reality, to alleviate the psychologically damaging effects of PTSD, and these innovative solutions are explored in a special issue of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com) The special issue is available free online (www.liebertpub.com/cyber).

PTSD is common in soldiers returning from combat duty and may also result from sexual or physical assault, imprisonment or hostage situations, terrorism, surviving an accident or disaster, or diagnosis with a life-threatening illness. Conventional approaches to treatment, including antidepressant medication and psychotherapy, yield unacceptable recovery rates.

Exposure therapy has been recognized as a highly promising method for treating patients with PTSD. Rather than relying on patients' visualization skills to "relive" the traumatic experience, technological strategies such as virtual reality (VR) provide a controlled environment in which patients can experience a situation or scenario while learning to cope with their emotional responses.

Virtual reality has the potential to play an important role in treating survivors of mass casualty disasters, for example. Countries can implement this tool and the available handheld VR technology as part of a comprehensive plan to respond to the mental health needs of mass casualty survivors.

"We are so fortunate in being able to learn from our patients who give us invaluable feedback and important information so that we may continuously improve treatment protocols" says Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold, PhD, MBA, BCIA, Editor-in-Chief of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, from the Interactive Media Institute, San Diego, CA. "We thank those who have shared their memories and experiences for the benefit of others."


'/>"/>

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2156
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Virtual Global Highlights Top Ten Misconceptions about Cloud Computing
2. Virtual Global Launches Cloudipedia.com to Help Cloud Computing Newbies
3. Virtual Colonoscopy a Good Bet for Elderly
4. First Global, Virtual Summit on Cognitive Health and Performance Features 200 Sharp Brains
5. Long Island Plastic Surgical Practice - the Largest in the U.S. - Opens Virtual Doors on a New, State-of-the-Art Website
6. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Launches First Virtual Affiliate
7. Left/Right Healthcare Virtual Vigil Tonight at 9 PM Until Senate Votes; Broad Coalition Says Punishes Some States, Windfall for Insurance Companies
8. Half-Million Doctors Beg Senate to Kill the Bill - Virtual News Conference by Coalition of More Than 40 Medical Groups Sunday, 2 pm EST; Sweetheart Deals Punish Patients in Other States
9. Ifbyphones Virtual Call Center Software Saves DiabetesAmerica Over $240,000 Per Year
10. Internet fuels virtual subculture for sex trade, study finds
11. Increased success a virtual certainty for rugby players
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... , ... US Sports Camps has collaborated with State Rugby Organization (SRO), Rugby ... summer. Employing world-class rugby figures, including former Team USA players and college coaches, this ... fundamentals, match play, fitness and more. , “US Sports Camps is honored to be ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... 06, 2016 , ... Logically, spring weather, with its moderate humidity and temperatures, ... cold, dry or hot, water on the eye surface can evaporate, creating uncomfortable dry ... air. There’s only one problem, according to radio show and water advocate Sharon Kleyne: ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... Hotel & Resort on the north end of the island close to the town ... July 17th- August 10th 2016. , “We continue to have an amazing experience ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... of career-focused education and corporate training, and the National Military Family Association, a ... Maritza Aquino as the second full-tuition scholarship recipient of 2016. , “Being ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... TransWipe Volume ... Cut Pro X. Drag and drop a TransWipe preset between two video clips to ... smooth corner wipes to colored panels with customizable color and orientation options. TransWipe Volume ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... 3, 2016 BioNovus Innovations LLC and ... Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI) today announced a new ... and medical devices. An agreement between ... to license, develop and commercialize medical innovations advanced ... "This partnership represents a significant advance in our ...
(Date:5/3/2016)...  As a teenager, an active and athletic ... his heart. He continued enjoying sports and recreation throughout ... heart was giving out and he was a few ... the Mesa, Arizona resident received ... heart transplant, the SynCardia TAH-t is the only approved ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. , May 3, 2016  While you may be familiar with watching ... 4K resolution , also known as ultra-high-definition or 8MP in the Medical Industry.  Ampronix  is ... class manufacturer of innovative technology. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160502/362730 ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: