HBOT SPECT Scan-Dive-Scan in Developmentally Disabled
Case Presentation – Developmentally Disabled (formerly known as Mental Retardation)
· 44 year old male. Developmentally Disabled from likely combination of delivery-induced trauma and TBI at 2 weeks old.
· Unable to read or spell more than a few words. No abstract reasoning ability. Difficulty understanding concepts, i.e., food will spoil if left out.
· Seizures bi-weekly with constant tremors; on medication.
o Worked 2 days/week at Goodwill doing menial tasks.
- 1st scan: SPECT baseline shows reduction in blood flow to frontal lobe (extensive frontal lobe damage).
- 2nd scan: SPECT after only one HBOT treatment. Evaluation to test effectiveness of HBOT for further treatments
· 40 HBOT treatments.
- 3rd scan: SPECT shows a marked increase in blood flow in the frontal lobe, manifest by closure of fissures.
· Work attendance from 2 days to 4 days per week.
· Seizure rate fell to 1 per month on medication. Noticeable reduction in motor tremors.
· Presently learning to read at a Kindergarten level.
· Able to understand abstract concepts better, i.e., that food spoils.
· Able to do more complex work tasks. Increased rational behavior.