Iraq Veterans, PTSD, and Video Games

I dug up an article that Professor Sample referred to in class today about Iraq veterans playing video games to help overcome PTSD.

Games Help Treat Military Veterans For PTSD

Interestingly, an article posted more recently suggests that veterans should avoid war games because they trigger too many memories of their war experiences.

Veterans Warn Soldiers With PTSD to Avoid War Games

I’m guessing the biggest difference is in the games themselves–the first is an innovative game specifically designed to help veterans, while the second article refers to games like Call of Duty.

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