Vets turn to mixed martial arts for PTSD healing

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Posted on December 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM

SAN ANTONIO-- They survived the killing fields of battle, but returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder.

But instead of traditional therapy, they've turned to a violent, and often bloody, sport: mixed martial arts. While some might think it is counter-intuitive to expose vets to even more violence, others say exposing individuals to violence in a "safe, controlled environment" can actually promote healing.

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