Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Keywords

traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder, war veterans, hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Abstract

Returning veterans are frequently diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Considering a recent case-controlled study of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) reporting a reduction in suicidal ideation, we investigated retrospectively three veterans with chronic TBI/PTSD symptoms who were treated with multiple rounds of HBOT with neurophysiological testing performed before and after treatment. Improvements were detected on parameters within neurocognitive domains, including reductions in suicide-related symptoms. These findings independently confirm that HBOT may be effective in treating specific symptoms of TBI/PTSD that are not currently addressed with existing therapeutic approaches.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/0963689719853232

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Cell Transplantation, v. 28, issue 7, p. 885-892

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