VR and PTSD: Healing from Trauma by Confronting Fears in Virtual Reality Environments

Source: The Neuroethics Blog
What are the ethical implications of therapeutically re-exposing patients to trauma via virtual reality technologies? Of the 2.7 million American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, at least 20 percent suffer from depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other studies peg that percentage even higher.

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