Israeli Army to Introduce Computerized Training to Prevent PTSD

The Israeli army plans to introduce a computerized training program designed to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers.

The system, which was developed by Tel Aviv University in cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps, will be used in advanced training of troops in the army’s Ground Forces Command.

Research conducted with veterans of the 2014 war in Gaza, some of whom had previously undergone training with the system, found that the risk of combat troops developing PTSD in battle declined by 70 percent for soldiers who had been trained with the program compared to those who had not.
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