Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder caused by experiencing a life threatening, terrifying, or traumatic event. Examples of events that may cause PTSD includes physical or sexual assault, catastrophic accidents, military combat experiences, unexpected deaths, and natural disasters. The person who develops PTSD either experienced the event first hand or witnessed another person experience harm. When a person is in danger, the brain naturally creates a “fight or flight” response in order to help protect people from potential harm. However, if a person has PTSD, their “fight or flight” response has been damaged, causing unnecessary feelings of stress and/or fright despite not being in danger. PTSD can occur at any age for both men and women, although women are more likely to develop the condition.
How Neurofeedback Can Help
PTSD is a brain-based disorder affecting brainwave regulation. Therefore, neurofeedback can help ease the symptoms of PTSD by improving brain function after the trauma, thereby helping the sufferer eliminate flashbacks, hyperarousal, and feelings of depression. With the support of neurofeedback sessions, the sufferer work towards living life normally without fear, anxiety, and depression constantly looming over them. Call our office at 781-444-9115 to learn more about neurofeedback!
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