What is PTSD?
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common and disabling condition that can arise following severely threatening events such as sexual or physical assaults, combat, torture, terrorist attacks, serious accidents, disaster, or life-threatening illnesses.
What is SGB?
A stellate ganglion block (SGB) is a procedure involving the injection of a local anesthetic surrounding the stellate ganglion, a sympathetic nerve bundle in the neck.
What can I expect from this study?
This study will last about 15 weeks and will involve about 6 visits. While in this study you will be asked to participate in a series of diagnostic questionnaires, undergo fMRI scans, and receive a Stellate Ganglion Block Procedure.
Will this study help me? You may have some positive effects or none at all from the treatment. However, your participation will provide valuable insights into the neural aspects of people affected with PTSD.
Will I be compensated for my time? For Participating in this study, you may receive up to 250$
Where will this take place? This study is will take place in New York City.
Will the procedure cost me anything? There will be no cost to you for participating in this study
How long will this study take? Your participation in this study should be roughly 3 1/2 months
Who is running the study? Physicians and scientists that specialize in neuroscience and mental health