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HealthCast Season 2 Episode 34 15m listen

How VA is Using Virtual Reality for PTSD Treatment

The agency is exploring the use of augmented reality for conditions ranging from anxiety and PTSD to chronic pain management.

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Innovation Ecosystem has been responsible for some of the agency’s most promising health IT research, including using virtual reality platforms for both mental and physical health care. VA Innovation Specialist Caitlin Rawlins discusses how the technology is being used to help patients recover from PTSD and other anxiety-related conditions, as well as manage chronic pain.

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