Would hyperbaric oxygen therapy be effective for brain damage linked to long-term solvent abuse?

No. The FDA lists 14. conditions for which the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen treatment outweigh its risks of painful & sometimes serious consequences. It is no help whatsoever for brain damage from any cause, ADHD, Autism. The FDA requests that you report any provider who claims that it is. See www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm364687.htm.
Hyperbaric Brain. There is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen works on these types of problems. There are specialists that do offer this therapy to patients but you should ask about the research results before committing to this treatment regimen. Medicare does not cover this indication, so the personal cost and professional profit can be large.

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Is it possible for hyperbaric oxygen therapy to be effective for possible brain damage linked to long term solvent abuse?

Probably not . There are very specific indications for hyperbaric oxygen. Unfortunately, brain damage from solvent abuse is not one of them. . Read more...
Some thoughts. HBO for this is not a recognized diagnosis of the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society, actually no neuro related conditions are. But a number of clinicians have treated neuro issues with HBO, there is some promising data with concussion studies. There is anecdotal reports that HBO may help in stroke Not to be offensive, but dead tissue is dead, and HBO will not change, but if tissue is damaged. Read more...

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy an effective treatment for chronic brain injury?

Research underway. Here are a constelation of studies: http://www.Medicalgasresearch.Com/content/1/1/21. Most studies have been done with severe traumatic brain injury patients. I believe that the jury is still out. Read more...
Yes. Hbot is very effective. The passive oxygen diffuses under pressure to every part of the brain including the damaged area, helping with repair. May need 10+ treatments to see results. Read more...
Hyperbaric Brain. There is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen works on these types of problems. There are specialists that do offer this therapy to patients but you should ask about the research results before committing to this treatment regimen. Medicare does not cover this indication, so the personal cost and professional profit can be large. Read more...

Do they use hyperbaric oxygen therapy at veterans hospitals for the vets that have traumatic brain injuries?

Doubtful. There is some anecdotal evidence of it helping various brain syndromes which may result from swelling or poor perfusion, but usually this will have the most beneficial effect early in the disease process. As there is no concrete evidence, insurance will not pay for such therapies, and treatment can be costly for private payors. Read more...
Being studied. I believe that dr. Tyson is correct. See: http://www.Va.Gov/vatap/docs/hbotbiiptsd2010tagm.Pdf (bibliography update: hyperbaric oxygen therapy for traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder). Read more...
Still being studied. So far, nine peer reviewed publications have provided little evidence of the benefit for HBOT for TBI. Some people in the studies did improve, but this improvement was consistent with what one would see with a placebo effect . There is at least one ongoing study, so right now, the answer is no, the VA will not be using it routinely, but this could change if empirical findings support its benefit. Read more...