For this new study, three veterans with PTSD were asked to inhale a single one-hour dose of 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen through a face mask. Within hours after breathing nitrous oxide, two of the patients reported a marked improvement in their PTSD symptoms. This improvement lasted one week for one of the patients, while the other patient’s symptoms gradually returned over the week.
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Andrea Varias, Peter van Roessel, Maryam Parsiani, Maria Filippou-Frye, Thomas C. Neylan, Peter Nagele, Jerome Yesavage, J. David Clark, Carolyn I. Rodriguez. Does Nitrous Oxide Help Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? A Case Series. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2020; 81 (4) DOI: 10.4088/JCP.20l13393