Dr. Eric Morrison | Daily Herald - June 29, 2013


Dr. Eugene Lipov, a Hoffman Estates anesthesiologist told the Daily Herald he has treated more than 100 patients with PTSD through a procedure called stellate ganglion block, arguing current medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure therapy are not enough effective treatments. He said applying the anesthetic reverses brain changes that are occurring because of PTSD. Dr. Morrison, director of the National Center for Research and Practice in military and Veteran Psychology at TCSPP, calls Lipov's results "pretty significant," but said he has seen psychological and psychiatric treatments effectively help relieve the symptoms of PTSD.

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