Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric condition that develops in certain individuals after experiencing a major traumatic event(1). Behavioral symptoms of PTSD include re-experiencing the trauma, avoidance behavior, mood alternation, and hyperarousal(2). A large percentage of individuals with PTSD will also experience chronic pain, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, and other related mental health issues(2).
The culmination of these symptoms increases the risk of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, neurocognitive disorders, dementia, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune disorders as well(3-7). Recent evidence suggests oxidative stress and inflammation to be part of this stress-perpetuating syndrome(8).
The negative impact that such symptoms and risks can make on one’s quality of life makes it clear that individuals with PTSD require safe, effective treatment options. Unfortunately, less than half of patient receiving traditional psychosocial treatments gain clinically meaningful improvements, and many continue to have residual symptoms(9-10).
We strongly recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and neurofeedback therapy for individuals with PTSD. Nutritional IV therapy, pulsed-electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy, and infrared sauna therapy can all help PTSD as adjunctive therapies.
Extivita Therapies for PTSD: