New PTSD Program
Research Study
Researchers from Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and the Texas Biomedical Device Center at The University of Texas at Dallas are assessing innovative treatment methods for PTSD
Visits Conducted in Dallas, TX
Compensation Provided
18 - 64 Years Old
Struggling with PTSD for at least 3 months
Fast Facts
Study Background
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that develops after a traumatic experience. PTSD leads to symptoms of anxiety, hyperarousal, uncontrollable fear, and intrusive thoughts.

Those in the study will receive the gold standard therapy for PTSD, augmented with vagus nerve stimulation that may make this program more efficacious and tolerable.

Your participation in this study could lead to better and more effective treatments for others who struggle with PTSD.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The purpose of our study is to test if the ReStore system that activates vagus nerve stimulation can improve upon the already gold standard PTSD program.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Struggling with PTSD for at least 3 months
  • 18-64 years old
  • Located near Dallas, TX
What will happen if I participate in the study?
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.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated for your participation in this study
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program.