Neurofeedback – An Alternative Treatment For PTSD
Neurofeedback For PTSD
People using neurofeedback have experienced relief symptoms from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) such as anxiety, depression, anger, rage, cognitive impairment and sleep problems.
Below we've compiled the articles and research on neurofeedback for post-traumatic stress disorder using neurofeedback training as a drug-free alternative treatment.
Supporting neurofeedback as an alternative treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Leading Trauma Expert Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk Articles:
- Interview with Bessel van der Kolk on Trauma, Development and Healing by David Bullard. "Neurofeedback can change the activity in parts of the brain to allow it to be more calm and self-observant." Read more
- Neurofeedback Webinar On Trauma Healing By Van Der Kolk. In this webinar, Bessel Van der Kolk explains how he was introduced to neurofeedback. “I saw drawings that traumatized kids had done of their families (stick figures), then how they developed after 20 weeks of neurofeedback (real people) and after 40 weeks (an attached group). I was blown away by their development.” Click here to watch
Neurofeedback Tunes Key Brain Networks, Improving Subjective Well-Being In PTSD
How Neurofeedback specifically tunes key brain networks, to help battle PTSD. Pioneering research conducted at Western University (London, Canada) points to a promising avenue for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): utilising neurofeedback training to alter the plasticity of brain networks linked to the condition. Read article.
The Washington Post: Therapists Are Using Neurofeedback To Treat ADHD, PTSD And Other Conditions
On Trauma & Neurofeedback
We found significant decreases in PTSD symptoms and affect dysregulation. Importantly, we have evidence that as PTSD symptoms decrease, it may cascade to other neural systems underlying self-regulation including affect regulation. View research (PDF)
By Mark Gapen, Bessel A. van der Kolk, Ed. Hamlin, Laurence Hirshberg, Michael Suvak & Joseph Spinazzola
A robust body of research documents that there are biological predispositions that often exist for depression, anxiety, and obsessive–compulsive disorder. However, new research has shown that medication is only mildly more effective than placebo in the treatment of these problems. In treating these conditions, neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) may offer an alternative to invasive treatments such as medication, ECT, and intense levels of transcrancial magnetic stimulation. This paper reviews the neurofeedback literature with these problems, finding particularly positive research support for the treatment of anxiety disorders. New findings on the neurofeedback treatment of depression are presented. View research (PDF)
by D. Corydon Hammond
HOW DOES NEUROFEEDBACK WORK?
Case Studies from Our Blog
Despite our best efforts, our close relationships suffer when we have histories with traumatic experiences. And for those of you who just thought, "It wasn't that bad at my house."...Read more
Elizabeth started with neurofeedback training with me after having tried many treatments for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Specifically, she wanted relief from constantly...Read more
For those of us who grew up in homes that weren't safe or didn't feel safe, which for the brain is the same thing, the idea of living in a state of calm is almost impossible to imagine. Why is...Read more
The neurofeedback system is like a mirror and each central nervous system (CNS) changes itself to optimize its own functioning, whether it be an ability to focus when needed, go into sleep mode at night, be calm when there’s no danger, etc.
Do the Effects of NeurOptimal® Training Last?
Training with NeurOptimal® is actually a learning task. You get results because your brain is actively learning, even if you are not doing the learning consciously. So much like reading, once your brain knows how to read, it can’t “not know”. Your brain doesn’t forget. It may get rusty, but the effects of learning remain throughout your lifetime. Why the Best Neurofeedback System Might be a Rental - FAQs