Monday, March 8, 2010
The Hurt Locker: Post-Oscar Stress Syndrome
Last night's top honors for The Hurt Locker, a film that successfully embeds the audience with an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit in Iraq, can only help build awareness and support for the real people who have suffered the physical and mental traumas of war. There has been some flak about the movie's authenticity. (See our favorite piece and amazing video explosions here.) But there's no questioning the larger role hyperbaric oxygen therapy might play in soldiers' recovery. In the past couple months we've been following progress in new clinical studies of HBOT for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and new funding for veterans experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We will continue our coverage of this vital topic, with a new condition page for PTSD and the occasional push for a TBI indication.