First study of hybrid low-current stimulation virtual reality PTSD treatment seeks subjects

DR. MASCHA van 't Wout-Frank, left, and Dr. Noah S. Philip at the VA Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology located at the Providence VA Medical Center in Providence. The pair are leading a team of physicians and scientists from CFNN and Brown University investigating whether a small amount of electricity can improve post traumatic stress symptoms and improve quality of life when used to augment virtual reality therapy. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER/KIMBERLY DIDONATO
DR. MASCHA van 't Wout-Frank, left, and Dr. Noah S. Philip at the VA Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology located at the Providence VA Medical Center in Providence. The pair are leading a team of physicians and scientists from CFNN and Brown University investigating whether a small amount of electricity can improve post traumatic stress symptoms and improve quality of life when used to augment virtual reality therapy. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER/KIMBERLY DIDONATO
PROVIDENCE — Scientists and physicians at the Providence VA Medical Center and Brown University are investigating whether small amounts of electricity applied to the scalp improves virtual reality therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder in a first-of-its-kind, $1,044,669, four-year study. The research team, led by Dr. Noah S. Philip and Dr. Mascha van ‘t Wout-Frank of…

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