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Virtual humans work better than current ways to identify post-traumatic stress in soldiers

October 12, 2017, 6:10 am by ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine

Researchers find that soldiers are more likely to open up about post-traumatic stress when interviewed by a virtual interviewer, reports a new study. Virtual interviewers can combine the rapport-building skills of human interviewers with feelings safety provided by anonymous surveys to help soldiers to reveal more about their mental health symptoms.

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