What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that’s been triggered by a terrifying event. While commonly associated with military service members and war combat exposure, PTSD can affect anyone who’s experienced trauma. These can include a natural disaster, a car accident, or even sexual assault.

While feeling on edge is normal after going through horrific life experience, if you have patients who are struggling to go back to work or school after several months of treatment, they are living with PTSD. If their trauma was long-lasting or affected them personally or someone close to them, they may be dealing with more than just depression and sadness. Understanding the type of trauma, what caused it, and how long your patient has been feeling intense emotions related to the event are significant in determining if neurofeedback is right the right course of treatment.

Symptoms of PTSD

For patients living with PTSD, symptoms are not always physical, and many are psychological. As their trusted physician or psychologist, be on the lookout for things such as:

  • Recurrent and distressing memories
  • Recurrent and distressing dreams
  • Flashbacks
  • Psychological or physical distress
  • Persistent avoidance of memories
  • Negative changes in cognition or mood
  • Inability to remember aspects of the trauma
  • Detachment toward loved ones
  • Loss of sleep
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Hypervigilance or heightened startle response

Patients who have been through a terrible car accident, assault, or war combat are likely to recoil at the sound of screeching tires, a door slamming, or physical touch. Being aware of these triggers requires a complete brain map of where the disruptions in the brain occur and what is causing those disruptions.

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Types of PTSD

There are five main types of PTSD and they can impact anyone, at any time.

  • Normal stress response
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Uncomplicated PTSD
  • Comorbid PTSD
  • Complex PTSD

 How Does Neurofeedback Help PTSD Patients?

As a practitioners, it’s your task to find a healthy and safe treatment for your patients living with PTSD. With their daily lives under constant disruption, creating a safe space for their treatment can help them regain their confidence and deal with their traumatic memories or emotions.

Treating all of your superheroes with neurofeedback means you’ll be rewarding the brain with positive sounds that can help correct the dysregulation of brainwaves caused by their trauma. Teaching your patients how to manage their thinking and changing their mindset about how the trauma is affecting them is one of the first steps in healing. Our programs help you continue their treatment until your patients are in remission from their PTSD and can return to functioning on a new level of normal.

Brain Forest Systems Work!

The BrainForest Systems are designed to help every PTSD patient regain control over their cognitive health and take back control over their lives once returning home from war or healing from an accident. We’ve made our cutting-edge neurofeedback systems easy to use and comprehensive so you can feel confident treating any patient at any age.

With our BrainTuning system, we’ll provide your office with all of the necessary neurofeedback and brain-training tools and software, and training guidelines. We use advanced qEEG technologies that allow you to identify and quantify the brain activity that’s causing PTSD, laying out their results in a map that provides insight into the communication network between neurons. From there, you can develop a personalized program to treat the trauma and retrain the brain and encourage it to reach a normal and healthy state.

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