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January 25, 2011

Virtual world aims to help soldiers with PTSD

Virtual soldiers for years have experienced adrenaline-pumping combat scenes in “Call of Duty” and other video games. Real veterans might want to check out a new Pentagon video game whose main challenge is comfortably navigating a visit to a shopping mall. The Defense Department this week unveiled the “T2 Virtual PTSD Experience,” a project developed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that lets users explore the causes and symptoms of combat trauma on the battlefield and at home.

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