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Neurofeedback for PTSD and trauma

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

The current clinical standard of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders (DSM-5), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may develop after an individual has been through an experience that is life-threatening or posed the potential of serious bodily harm to self, or others. The main impact of these symptoms comes from the fact that they persist into an individual's life, overwhelming their ability to maintain healthy physiological and emotional equilibrium. When an individual is unable to overcome the acute stress response symptoms of fear, dread, anxiety, intrusive memories and/or dreams of the trauma, the chronic condition that characterizes post-traumatic stress ensues. PTSD symptoms are often precipitated by financial stress, marital discord, natural disasters, automobile accidents, personal or terrorist attacks, sexual violence, or combat exposure, among others.

 

The neurological and physiological nature of PTSD symptoms can have dire consequences on one's physical and mental health. The disruption of the endocrine and nervous systems, such as the chronic activation of the sympathetic fight-or-flight response, have been clinically associated with many other health conditions.

Current statistics and epidimeology of PTSD

PTSD treatment

over two thousand children found that just over 30% reported trauma, and nearly 8% experienced PTSD by 18years of age

Neurofeedback heal trauma

Around 6 out of 100 people (6% of the US population) will have PTSD at some point in their lives

Statistics on PTSD and trauma

About 5 out of 100 people will have PTSD in any given year

QEEG brain mapping and PTSD

Military personnel, and first responders are at higher risk for developing PTSD than the general population

PTSD and trauma comorbidity

Over 40% of those with PTSD develop major depressive disorder

Research on PTSD over the past 20+ years shows:

PTSD and mood dysregulation

Often characterized by symptoms of sleep disorder, substance abuse, and mood dysregulation

PTSD and cognitive dysfunction

Pharmaceutical medicine predisposes individuals to dependence and increased tolerance

PTSD and health

PTSD is associated with physiological markers that are associated with poor immune and cardiovascular function

Healthy brain

Reduction in alpha brainwave activity is a clinically valid marker of the hyperarousal that is universally found in PTSD cases

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A systematic review of 21 studies showed a very small effect size between medication and placebo interventions

brain training for PTSD and trauma

Brain wave (EEG) analyses have shown that dysregulated function of the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) portion of the brain is a common feature of PTSD 

QEEG non-invasive brain imaging
Neurofeedback posterior cingulate cortex PCC

Neurofeedback targets specific trauma brain parameters

personalized QEEG and neurofeedback services

Uses personalized QEEG analysis to confirm which sites of the brain show dysregulation

PTSD and trauma therapy
targeted neurofeedback for PTSD and trauma

“alpha-theta” has shown clinical superiority that ranged up to 80% success rate in alleviating symptoms and long-term effects of PTSD in combat veterans.

Neurofeedback brain anatomy and function

Neurofeedback has shown to be so successful in recalibrating the function of the PCC that even a single session showed a reduction in hyperarousal scores

non-invasive neurofeedback

The brain’s anatomical and functional malleability (neuroplasticity) allows neurofeedback to reinforce brain activity that is associated with a healthy EEG range

painless neurofeedback

The “alpha-theta” protocol commonly used in substance abuse treatment has shown no less than a 70% success rate in treatment

drug-free neurofeedback

Research conducted under Bessel Van Der Kolk, Ph.D. has shown that neurofeedback has shown that over 70% of subject no longer met criteria for PTSD after 24 sessions

Although traumatic events can take many forms, modern technology is now able to identify and address the effects that it has upon the brain, which offers tremendous hope to public health and human progress as a whole. The impediments to true human potential are able to be surmounted and abated by the promise that neurofeedback holds. Click here for more information

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