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injection PTSD

I recently came across an article about a Chicago doctor who claims to be able to cure PTSD through an injection — a procedure referred to as stellate-ganglion block (SGB). After poking around a little, I discovered that this is old news. Back in December, 2011, Katie Drummond published an excellent article about it in Wired magazine entitled “Navy Gives Neck Injections A Shot At Curing PTSD.”

Granted, this is off-topic on a bipolar blog, but I think any research that points to a cure for a mental illness is worth noting.

Doctor with injection photo available from Shutterstock

 


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Kraynak, J. (2012). A Shot to Cure Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Psych Central. Retrieved on April 20, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/bipolar/2012/09/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-shot-injection/

 

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