Paul G Harch, Edward F Fogarty, Paul K Staab and Keith Van Meter Cases Journal 2009, 2:6538
Summary: A 25 year old male military veteran presented with diagnoses of post concussion syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder three years after loss of consciousness from an explosion in combat. The patient underwent single photo emission computed tomography brain blood flow imaging before and after a block of thirty nine 1.5 atmosphere absolute hyperbaric oxygen treatments.
The patient experienced a permanent marked improvement in his post-concussive symptoms, physical exam findings and brain-blood flow. In addition he experienced a complete solution of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. After treatment he became and has remained employed for eight consecutive months.
This case suggests a novel treatment for the combined diagnoses of blast-induced post-concussion syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder.