New Study Supports Using Shot to Treat PTSD

From USNI news: 

Proponents of treating post-traumatic stress disorder with a shot to the neck instead of more traditional medication and intense therapy now have a peer-reviewed study to back up their claims of the method’s effectiveness.

The shot, called a stellate ganglion block, is administered by health care professionals into the neck of an individual who screens for suffering from PTSD. The treatment is not a cure for PTSD. Instead, it focuses on the part of a patient’s nervous system, the stellate ganglion, that is critical to regulating the physiological reactions tied to PTSD.

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2 thoughts on “New Study Supports Using Shot to Treat PTSD

  1. Good afternoon,

    I am not sure if my situation would apply for this sort of treatment. I have had addiction issues for years and thought I would give it a shot. I have been in an a dive relationship, had deaths of close friends, etc and did not know if this would be something that could help me. Please let me know.


    Kate Cheek


    1. Hi Kate. It sounds like you have had a lot of trauma and the shot helps very much with trauma issues. I too am in recovery and all that trauma really weighed down on my recovery. But after getting the shot life is a lot better especially with respect to addiction issues. please reach out to Greg the Research Assistant on the contact us page or patients seeking the help page.


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