The first-ever study of a controversial method for curing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is going on now in San Diego. Capt. Anita Hickey, director of Integrative Pain Medicine at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, is involved in trying out something called stellate-ganglion block (SGB) on patients, according to Wired.com.
Hickey tells Wired.com:
KPBS News reports that 40 active-duty servicemembers are taking part in the 3-month pilot study. Dr. Robert McLay, director of mental-health research at the NMCSD, says that if the injection proves to be helpful in treating PTSD, it could be used in conjunction with other treatments: