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Virtual World Healing Real War Realities

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Virtual World Healing Real War Realities

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Virtual World Healing Real War Realities

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Researchers are finding ways to use the world of virtual reality to help soldiers deal with the horrifying experiences of combat.

Farai Chideya talks with Skip Rizzo, a clinical psychologist and a research scientist at the Institute for Creative Technologies at University of Southern California.

He helped developed a PTSD therapy he calls "Virtual Iraq."

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