This research proposes to study the perceived effects following sensory deprivation tank (SDT) use in a population of non-veteran, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients, using qualitative research. New studies are exploring PTSD treatments for post-combat veterans due to military activity over the past decade. However, the civilian population of PTSD patients (e.g. domestic violence, physical abuse, etc.) is not a focus in these experimental therapies, including SDT therapy. Testing SDT therapy on civilian PTSD patients could lead to a better understanding of psychological benefits in this understudied application, for the civilian population
Community of Scholars Day, Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, sensory deprivation
Rodgers, Allison, "Applied Therapy of Sensory Deprivation Tanks on Civilian PTSD Patients" (2016). Community of Scholars Day—Posters. 26.