Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition in which individuals feel anxiety and panic when reminded of a traumatic event. According to the National Center for PTSD, approximately 7 to 8 percent of the U.S. population will have PTSD at some point in their lives.
Researchers at TxBDC have developed a therapy to help PTSD patients reengage in life. This therapy uses stimulation of the vagus nerve during therapy to rewire neural circuits, dramatically improving recovery. We call this approach Targeted Plasticity Therapy (TPT). TPT uses vagus nerve stimulation during exposure therapy to reduce the fear response.