Break PTSD’s Hold on Your Life
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder caused by a traumatic event or series of events. Researchers estimate that 7-8 percent of adults will experience it in their lifetime (National Center for PTSD). Whether a car accident, dosage military tour of duty, witnessing violence or traumatic illness, PTSD can strike when least expected. At the Carlton NeuroFeedback Center, we can help you find drug-free, permanent relief from PTSD symptoms so you can feel like yourself once again.
Questions & Answers About PTSD
What is PTSD?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder caused by an extremely stressful, traumatic event or series of events, such as experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening incident, natural disasters, violence, serious accident, life-threatening illness, and even physical or sexual assault. Its effects can last months, even years, with triggers that provoke terrifying flashbacks, nightmares and extreme anxiety and other emotional outbursts (APA). The trauma associated with PTSD creates long term imbalances in the brain. Not only are the symptoms of PTSD devastating, but many people with this condition are at risk of developing additional psychiatric disorders as a result, including: depression, substance abuse and problems with memory and cognition.
How can neurofeedback training remedy PTSD?
With the use of a qEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram) or brain map, the brain changes caused by PTSD are measured, using technology known as brain mapping. Once a patient’s brain map is complete, Dr Carlton will create an individualized neurofeedback program designed to retrain the brain to self-regulate. Over time, these areas in the brain improve, and so do symptoms. Eventually, these brain imbalances, and in turn PTSD symptoms, can be reduced or completely eliminated. Typically, once training begins many patients report that the first sign of improvement is better, more restful sleep. Upon completion of the training, patients are able to respond normally to day-to-day life. Best of all, the improvements remain because the brain internalizes what it has learned.
Is there proof that neurofeedback training helps PSTD?
Absolutely. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of neurofeedback training. Most recently, a randomized, controlled study showed neurofeedback training was an effective treatment for adults experiencing PTSD. See more research studies.
Help is a Phone Call Away
If you suffer from PTSD and are interested in learning more about neurofeedback training, call the Carlton NeuroFeedback Center for a free evaluation. We will sit down with you one-on-one, discuss your concerns, and see if this treatment can make a difference in your life, too. Download Dr Carlton’s Ebook, see what makes us different, and answers to questions we frequently receive. Let us help you get your life back.