Hyperbaric Oxygen for PTSD Treatment

Chicago residents with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury may benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for PTSD is an approved adjunct treatment. The symptoms of a concussion or traumatic brain injury can be alleviated by hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

As a result, more oxygen can be carried by the blood and used by the body’s tissues. Similarly to how a medicine is dosed, oxygen is titrated.

The dose is determined by the duration and frequency of treatment as well as the amount of oxygen in the gas breathed multiplied by the absolute atmospheric pressure within the hyperbaric chamber.