Mental health conditions, that are linked to health problems resulting from inflammation, benefit from cryotherapy, assisting in reduced symptoms.
Treating patients with anxiety disorders
A study showed that cryotherapy might play a role in treating patients with anxiety disorders. The positive effect was already visible after the first week of treatment and from there on improvements continued. The decrease of anxiety – and depressive symptoms were much higher in the group of patients who were exposed to extremely low-temperature sessions. Furthermore, the study found that of more than 50 patients in treatment for depression, those exposed to cryotherapy daily for ten days, experienced improvements in motivation, mood and sleep quality compared to those exposed to non-cryo temperatures.