The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that it will use two innovative treatments to help veterans living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Veterans with a history of mild to moderate TBI now have access to light emitting diode (LED) therapy, which may improve brain function including attention and memory, emotions, and sleep. Also, the stellate ganglion block (SGB) used to treat Veterans with PTSD symptoms involves an injection of medication into the neck. For more information about other emerging therapies, visit VA's Center for Compassionate Innovation. Also, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
For more PTSD resources, visit the Military.com PTSD section.