Anesthetic Procedure May Improve Severe PTSD Symptoms

A small pilot study demonstrated that a common anesthetic procedure significantly helped veterans suffering from chronic, extreme post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Researchers followed 12 patients with PTSD who had undergone a simple anesthetic procedure called a stellate ganglion block (SGB). Overall, 75 % of the participants reported significant improvement of their PTSD symptoms after the SGB.

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