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What is Traumatic Stress

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment
The emotional and physical responses of a child to actions that threaten the life or physical reliability of the child or of someone important for the child (e.g. parent, sibling). It is this uncontrolled physiological stimulation that is the cause of stress that becomes traumatic and can provoke what is initially an adaptive response to the stressor that ultimately becomes destructive and maladapted.
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Virtual Reality (VR) as Medical Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Anastasia Miron (Child Proof Yourself, USA)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7168-1.ch005
This chapter identifies numerous cases on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their link with post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). It explores the use of virtual reality (VR) as a clinical tool in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of ACEs. The emotional, physical, psychological and cognitive demands of a child going through ACEs are discussed using scientific researchers. The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the beneficial uses of virtual reality (VR) in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of ACEs.
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