Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may occur following exposure to any traumatic event. PTSD can develop in response to natural disasters, accidents, or violent experiences. About 20% of people who experience a traumatic event will develop PTSD with 1 in 13 people developing PTSD at some point in their life.
Many mental health disorders can co-occur with PTSD, possibly due, in part, to the significant changes in brain functioning following a traumatic event that leads to PTSD. Someone with PTSD may experience depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, or substance use disorders. About 37% of those diagnosed with PTSD are classified as having severe symptoms.
Traditionally, treatments include psychotherapy, such as cognitive processing therapy or group therapy; medications; self-management strategies, such as self-soothing and mindfulness.
However, evidence is now demonstrating that hyperbaric therapy can have positive effects on clinical outcomes, brain functionality and brain microstructural integrity in people suffering from PTSD.
Quality of Life Improvement
Brain Activity on Functional Imaging
Improvements in Brain Area Microstructure on fMRI
Diffusion Tensor Imaging Showed Significant Increases in Fractional Anisotropy in These Brain Areas
Improvements in Assessments
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