New Treatment Urged for PTSD

Mar 21, 2014

Matt Smothermon explains how the treatment helped him
Credit KWGS News/State of Oklahoma

It has been used to treat Autism in the past. It may soon be used to treat Oklahoma service men and women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

State lawmakers are looking at approving a high-pressure oxygen treatment known as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Secretary Rita Aragon says there are still some hurdles to clear, but the treatment looks promising.                              

A member of the 45th Infantry, Matt Smothermon, suffered PTSD after serving in Afghanistan. He says the treatment helped him get his life back.