The YouTube video below describes a clinical study being conducted in Kansas City for veterans and first responders with PTSD. Volunteers will receive 10 months of free treatment for PTSD if they take part in a 2 month blinded clinical trial. The treatment is quite safe and involves the injection of dextrose (yes, a simple sugar), using a tiny needle (acupuncture sized) to inject the dextrose very shallowly (typically just 1/2 inch deep) into the neck using an anesthetic. Why this treatment may help has not been determined, but it appears that PTSD nerves are firing so fast that nerves in the alertness center become low in glucose. Glucose is important for nerves to relax after firing. Low glucose in-effect causes the nerves to fire even faster, making symptoms of PTSD continue in a never-ending cycle. We propose that these nerves quickly begin behaving much more normally after simple exposure to their primary energy source, glucose. This study is being conducted based on results from trial runs showing the treatment is both well tolerated and beneficial for patients suffering from PTSD. This video describes how this treatment can potentially help those suffering from PTSD and introduces the team for this study, which consists of experienced researchers, and includes advisors from Penn State University, University of Missouri Kansas City, and a former Navy Seal Officer who coauthored a similar study published in 2019.