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Table 3 Individual service, traumatic stress, and TBI histories and intervention-related notes or observations

From: Successful use of closed-loop allostatic neurotechnology for post-traumatic stress symptoms in military personnel: self-reported and autonomic improvements

Branch of US armed services Years in military/number of deployments Years with PTS(D) symptoms Number of TBIs or concussions (including sport-related) Selected intra- or post-interventional notes or observations
Navy 23/14 2 1 Able to decrease use of chewing tobacco by one-third
Navy 14/14 10 22 Easier to go for runs
Navy 26/9 12 0 “Short fuse” better, increased capacity for work-outs, decreased need for CPAP machine for sleep
Navy 30/9 n/a 15 Improved energy, less ringing in ears, “physically the best I have felt in years”
Navy 10/2 5 1 Handling stressors better, working out much more after intervention
Navy 17/8 11 3 Found it difficult to relax and sit still in session chair
Navy 33/10 10 3 9 sessions provided at his location (see text); handling stress better, more energy
Navy 26/8 4 0 “More optimistic about the future, sleep is so much better, 80% reduction in irritability”
Navy 8/2 2+ 0 Tics have improved, no longer living in a constant state of panic
Navy 8/3 2.5 4 “Memory is through the roof, no longer feels like fighting cotton balls in my head”
Navy 29/2 25 0 “Teaching driving skills to son without being so controlling and angry”
Navy 28/11 7 0 Improved sleep pattern and quality
Navy 15/14 4 1 “Talking to people more, stomach is better”
Navy 19/4 1 0 “Aggression level and irritability have decreased some”
Navy 25/19 8 4 “Less worn down”
Air Force 11/8 7.5 0 Sleep was worse in the week after intervention, “workouts are good”
Navy 22/6 4 0 Little to no night sweats
Navy 13/4 6 0 “Highly recommendable, monthly use would be valuable”
  1. n/a. data is not available; CPAP. continuous positive air pressure