Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD soldier veteran treatment at Neurofield Neurotherapy, Inc.

What is POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)?

PTSD occurs when a sudden event traumatizes the individual (whether it be repeated abuse or an injury on the battlefield). The resultant symptoms are frequent intrusive images, a quick startle response, the inability to relax, difficulty sleeping, trauma dreams, substance abuse, relational problems, and mood problems.

How Does the Brain Respond to Trauma?

When you’ve been subject to trauma, your brain is immediately conditioned to prepare it for the next event. There is an persistent overarousal in the sympathetic nervous system (fight, flight or freeze) paired with an inability to relax, self sooth, and rest. Very often this hypervigilance presents as an excessive fast EEG pattern, and can be coupled with the hallmarks of a traumatic experience, excessive slow wave forms (delta and theta) representing realms of unprocessed, unconscious trauma. The hypervigilance arrives in response to the slower waves, and we have the profile of PTSD.

qeeg of excessive Delta brainwaves at Neurofield Neurotherapy, Inc.
PTSD soldier veteran treatment at Neurofield Neurotherapy, Inc.

Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD responds well to neurotherapy. By addressing the physiology of the symptom, we are able to address the physics behind the conditioned response. After a number of sessions, it is common our clients experience a reduction in the disturbing symptoms of PTSD, becoming able to resume a normal life.

What makes us unique is the combination of neurostimulation and psychotherapy. Sessions can be conducted so that the client is able to talk to a professional, reprocessing the trauma, while they are receiving neurotherapy. This speeds up treatment tremendously because the stimulation puts the brain into a state of neuroplasticity. This causes rapid change to the emotional associations of the memory.

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