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Panel Doesn’t Recommend Funding Alternative PTSD Therapies

By Barbara Brosher, IPB News | Published on in Health, Military
Photo: Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Institute Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy was one of three alternative therapies for PTSD that the panel declined to recommend for state funding, calling the treatment "non-evidence based medicine."

More than 7 million veterans are living with post-traumatic stress disorder.  For years some of them have been using a special oxygen treatment to help manage their symptoms. The problem is it’s not widely available.

As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Barbara Brosher reports, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plans to make hyperbaric oxygen therapy available to some veterans suffering from PTSD.