Posttraumatic Stress Disorder occurs in people who experienced or witnessed an especially frightening and traumatic event or a series of events. People with PTSD have very intense and disturbing thoughts and feelings pertaining to their experience long after the traumatic event has ended. They can experience nightmares, intrusive thoughts or flashbacks, inability to sleep, detachment or estrangement from other people, and other symptoms.

HBOT can prove to be an effective PTSD treatment, especially in cases where other conventional treatments (such as medication or psychotherapy) haven’t worked so well. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy delivers 100% oxygen under pressure to damaged brain tissues, reducing inflammation and improving blood flow. HBOT is thought to help increase neuroplasticity (the ability to form new connections) in the brain and help heal the physical damage in the brain.

The administration of the therapy can help people suffering from PSTD to manage suicidal feelings, enabling them to have a positive outlook of life. It can effectively reduce anxiety and depression, improve intelligence, memory, quality of life, attention, and the amount of blood that flows to the brain.