The use of hyperbaric oxygenation in treating mental patients resistant to psychopharmacotherapy.

[Article in Russian]

Kut'ko II, Spirina ID, Andreiko MF, Efimov OE.

127 patients were observed: 65 schizophrenic patients and 62 patients with vascular mental disorders. The treatment by hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) was applied in such patients to overcome resistance to psychopharmacotherapy. A positive clinical effect was marked in 72.5% of cases (in 67.4% of schizophrenic patients and in 77.4% of patients with vascular diseases). The conclusion was made that HBO enabled to shorten the time of hospital treatment as well as to improve both clinical and social prognosis.

Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova 1987;87(12):1832-5

 

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