Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides a non-invasive means of treating a wide array of mental health diagnoses as well as certain physical injuries such as traumas to the brain. Bridgepoint is the only psychiatric clinic in the state of Georgia who utilizes hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a treatment for select diagnoses.
What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? How does it work?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical procedure that amplifies your body’s natural response to injury or trauma while accelerating the healing process. By breathing 100 percent oxygen in a pressurized chamber, you enable your lungs to increase the amount of oxygen made available to your bloodstream. Your blood then carries the added oxygen throughout your body, reducing swelling that enables white blood cells to fight any bacteria. This process allows increased blood flow for enhanced healing to damaged tissues.
A painless procedure, HBOT can effectively treat and heal a number of mental health conditions and provide a first step toward healing. You may hear the HBOT process called other names such as hyperbaric therapy, oxygen treatment, or hyperbaric oxygen treatment. These names all perform the same treatment and can be interchanged as desired.