Everyone who participates in our study will receive the gold standard therapy for PTSD augmented with vagus nerve stimulation using the ReStore system.
The first two visits will determine your eligibility.
The ReStore system consists of a very small vagus nerve stimulator (smaller than a penny) that sits on the vagus nerve in the neck and two devices used to trigger the vagus nerve stimulation. The surgery to implant the device is expected to take about 60 minutes, and recovery time is expected to take about one week.
This will include 2, 60 minute sessions each week for 4-6 weeks (12 total sessions) during which the therapist will use the ReStore System to trigger the vagus nerve stimulation. You will also be asked to perform homework exercises assigned by your therapist.
There will be about a total of 20 visits over the course of 9-months including 2 pre-surgery assessments, 1 surgical visit, 2 post-surgery assessments, 12 therapy sessions, and 3 follow-up assessments at 1, 3, and 6 months after your final therapy session.