Recent  clinical  studies  implementing  Hyperbaric  Oxygen  Therapy  (HBOT)  show  activity  of  angiogenesis, which might provide therapists with a safe and relevant tool to target tissue hypoxia and decreased perfusion. Among the relevant diseases that might gain from this outcome due to relevant pathophysiology are psychiatric disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with or without traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression, autism and schizophrenia. Despite cumulative evidence of a possible benefit of HBOT for TBI, its usage in psychiatry is limited as reviewed in published literature.


Source: Shani Raphaeli, MD, Erez Carmon, MD, Boaz Bloch, MD, MHA, and Eyal Fruchter, MD, MHA1, The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Psychiatry: A Review of the Current Knowledge, 48Isr J Psychiatry – Vol. 56 – No 2 (2019).

See the section below for detailed information in research and studies related to your specialty.


The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Psychiatry: A Review of the Current Knowledge

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Adults with Mental Illness: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness

A Case Report of Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Treatment (HBOT) and Improvement in Mood Symptoms in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on depression and anxiety in the patients with incomplete spinal cord injury (a STROBE-compliant article)

Evidence Brief: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

HBOT Linked to Significant Reduction in PTSD Symptoms

What are the benefits of HBOT?


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy improves the quality of life for the patient in many areas when standard treatment isn’t working

Can HBOT help you?


Yes. It can benefit conditions where low oxygen levels (hypoxia) and inflammation are present

The Oxygen for Life


Oxygen can be used therapeutically for a wide range of conditions where tissues have been damaged by oxygen deprivation