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At War With PTSD

Battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder With Virtual Reality
McLay, Robert N. (Book - 2012 )
At War With PTSD


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Shell shock, combat fatigue, Vietnam Syndrome--whatever the name, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been with us since ancient Greece. With 20 percent of the veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq exhibiting PTSD symptoms, the United States military has a strong interest in combating the condition. Navy psychiatrist Robert N. McLay has been at the forefront of these efforts, using virtual reality to treat service members and veterans with PTSD. So far, the virtual reality program shows more promise than traditional therapies. Several years into the project, McLay recounts openly and with bleak honesty the successes, failures, and limits of virtual reality treatment--but his experiences hold out hope.--From publisher description.
Authors: McLay, Robert N.
Title: At war with PTSD
battling post traumatic stress disorder with virtual reality
Publisher: Baltimore :, Johns Hopkins University Press,, 2012
Characteristics: vi, 206 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Robert N. McLay
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Why this book was written
What is PTSD anyway? : looking at the problem before Iraq
Every war is different, every war is the same
Mind and brain
The forgotten war
Treatment and cure
I don't believe in that stuff : arguments against the existence of PTSD
Some birthday : attempts to prevent PTSD
Iraq in digital
Women at war
Memorial day in Camp Fallujah
It just might work
The state of the science
Therapy in foxholes
The war at home
Virtual reality faces the real thing
Different roads home
A kind of peace : what we learned and what we have left to accomplish
Summary: Shell shock, combat fatigue, Vietnam Syndrome--whatever the name, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been with us since ancient Greece. With 20 percent of the veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq exhibiting PTSD symptoms, the United States military has a strong interest in combating the condition. Navy psychiatrist Robert N. McLay has been at the forefront of these efforts, using virtual reality to treat service members and veterans with PTSD. So far, the virtual reality program shows more promise than traditional therapies. Several years into the project, McLay recounts openly and with bleak honesty the successes, failures, and limits of virtual reality treatment--but his experiences hold out hope.--From publisher description.
ISBN: 9781421405575
1421405571
Branch Call Number: 616.85212 M162a 2012
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