New Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, affects 13 million people in America. Women are twice as likely as men to develop PTSD and roughly 1 in 13 adults in America will develop PTSD at some point in their life. 2.7 million veterans from the war on terrorism have PTSD. Treatment options for PTSD has been limited in the past, but changes might be on the horizon with potentially a single shot.
One shot of anesthic has been used for decades to treat arm pain and shingles, but researchers believe the shout could have serious potential for those suffering from PTSD. The shot is not an end all cure, but it dramatically improves the individual and eases their symptoms. The ability to ease symptoms of PTSD will allow the individual to engage in talk therapy, pharmaceuticals and other approaches to help achieve long-term improvements.
This shot has the ability to break down the wall for those suffering from PTSD and pave the road to recovery with traditional methods. There is no way to take away PTSD from an individual, but continued therapy and hard work can help the individual manage and overcome the debilitating effects. This shot could provide the first step for these individuals on the road to recovery.