Tag Archives: Dr. David Cifu

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to Treat Veterans with PTSD

Veterans and casual observers continue to be mystified why the Department of Veterans Affairs (the “VA”) continues to insist on failed therapy programs to treat Veterans with PTSD. Dr. David Cifu, the senior TBI specialist in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration, argues that Veterans treated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy […]

Opioid Abuse: Department of Veterans Affairs Culpability?

While many families will be celebrating Easter today, I am quite sure that their thoughts will turn to a family member or friend who were among the 52,000 that died of a drug overdose last year. By comparison, there were only 33,000 traffic fatalities over the same period.  These statistics suggest that substance abuse plays a far […]

Dr. David Cifu: Do Veterans with PTSD Want Him in Their Corner?

Stand for the Troops (“SFTT”) has written extensively about treating Veterans with PTSD and TBI.  Sadly, much of the publically available literature for brain-related injuries deals with identifying the symptoms and helping Veterans – and their loved ones – cope with terrible consequences of living with PTSD and TBI. The issue(s) – at least in my mind – are these: […]