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PTS in the military

Posted by Bartle on 24 Nov 2010 at 16:59 GMT

In both Experiments, playing Tetris post-trauma film reduced flashbacks. Pub Quiz did not have this effect, even increasing flashbacks in Experiment 1. Thus not all computer games are beneficial or merely distracting post-trauma - some may be harmful.

This research may be very significant for the military especially as they tend to have in-depth de-briefing sessions soon after a traumatic incident. This research tends to suggest that the practice of de-briefing soldiers will exacerbate the problem rather than help to alleviate it.

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