Electric patch holds promise for treating PTSD

UCLA| Mon Feb 15 05:02:09 EST 2016
Electric patch holds promise for treating PTSD

An average of 30 years had passed since the traumatic events that had left them depressed, anxious, irritable, hypervigilant, unable to sleep well and prone to nightmares.

But for 12 people who were involved in a UCLA-led study — survivors of rape, car accidents, domestic abuse and other traumas — an unobtrusive patch on the forehead provided considerable relief from post-traumatic stress disorder.  

“We’re talking about patients for whom illness had almost become a way of life,” ....

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