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Issue No.01 - January/February (2009 vol.29)
pp: 86-88
Mike Macedonia , Forterra Systems
A major challenge to society is post-traumatic stress disorder. Therapies that employ virtual worlds might well be a major factor in meeting this challenge.
virtual reality, virtual worlds, post-traumatic stress disorder, exposure therapy
Mike Macedonia, "Virtual Worlds: A New Reality for Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.29, no. 1, pp. 86-88, January/February 2009, doi:10.1109/MCG.2009.18
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