A new attention-control video game has been found to curb combat veterans' PTSD symptoms according to this NIMH article. The game helped veterans with their "preoccupation with—or avoidance of—threat and attendant PTSD symptoms.” This game contrasts previous therapy methods by instead directing the veteran to disregard threatening stimuli in order to perform a task by requiring them to "attend equally to threatening and neutral stimuli." The new attention-control game has been proven to reduce PTSD symptoms whereas previous methods (i.e. attention bias modification games) have not been shown to reduce PTSD symptoms. “Attention-control training balances such moment-to-moment fluctuations in attention bias from threat vigilance to threat avoidance, which correlated with the severity of PTSD symptoms and distinguished PTSD patients from healthy controls and patients with social anxiety or acute stress disorders.”