“Freeman Health System’s Ozark Center in Joplin has three Bravemind devices— one for adults, one for children and another just for veterans.
The subject puts on headgear that has a 360-degree perspective and replicates for veterans desert scenes like they would have witnessed serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The virtual-reality machine is an extension of prolonged exposure therapy, where the veteran will re-experience a traumatic event repeatedly in a safe place while being counseled by a professional.
Engaging with the trauma allows patients to change their reaction to stimuli, desensitize the trauma and allow for healthy coping mechanisms.”
By Sofia Sanchez Salcedo at Neoshow Daily News