Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health problem that’s triggered by terrifying events that are either experienced or witnessed or from prolonged periods of severe stress. The majority of people that experience traumatic events may have some difficulty coping afterwards, but with time and self-care, they usually recover.
For others, symptoms will continue to get worse and can last months or possibly years. Symptoms may not surface immediately after the trauma and can actually occur many years later, such as a child abuse case. Research indicates that during the past year, an estimated 3.6% of adults experienced PTSD. Of those adults, 5.2% were females and 1.8% were males.
Individuals can develop a particular set of reactions when they have gone through a traumatic event that has threatened their life or safety, or that of others around the. This is known as PTSD. Those suffering from PTSD can often experienced feelings of anxiety, intense fear or helplessness. PTSD affects a large range of individuals including but not limited to; veterans, first responders, those who experienced domestic violence, serious accident or disasters.
Our experience has shown that those suffering from PTSD have disruptions in their neuronal connection and communication pathways. By using a qEEG we are able to pinpoint where those disruptions are occurring and tailor the therapy to target the regions required to realign those pathways.
As the communication pathways start to realign, the individual commonly starts to experience improvements in; sleep quality and duration, cognitive processing, emotional stability and an overall sense of well-being.
The patient’s initial tests are analyzed very carefully as to the brain’s pattern of function and activity. Through this detailed analysis we are able to determine the correct neural synchronization. This information is then used to devise a highly personalized protocol for each patient, with the purpose of encouraging improved brain communication. This can lead to significant clinical improvements.*
This incredible technology has now been used to help hundreds of veterans experiencing PTSD. You can read the article about this HERE.
*The Results shown are based on active and strict observation of our regimens. Results may vary based on individual user and are not guaranteed.
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Symptoms and Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Symptoms of PTSD can significantly alter quality of life, the ability to cope with everyday stressors, and relationships. Some examples of symptoms can include:
- Depression, negative outlook.
- Anxiety and panic attacks.
- Flashbacks to the event.
- Inability to sleep or repeated nightmares about the traumatic event.
- Avoiding people, places, or events that remind you of the trauma.
- Difficulty concentrating/memory problems.
- Feelings of numbness.
- Changes in temperament to include anger and rage.
- Engaging in self-destructive behavior.
- Hyper-alertness to sounds.
- Easily startled.
- Physical and emotional reactions to loud noises, etc.
- Thoughts of suicide.
Many things can contribute to PTSD other than the trauma itself. If you have experienced multiple traumas in your life, or you have a personal or familial history of mental illness such as depression/anxiety, then you may be at higher risk. Other risk factors include:
- Exposure to intense or lasting trauma.
- A career in the military or as a first responder.
- A history of substance abuse.
- Not having a good support system of family and/or friends.
Some of the most common events that can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder include combat exposure, sexual or physical assault, childhood abuse, an accident, or any other trauma such as a fire or a plane crash that is threatening to your life.
Research studies completed in the United States demonstrates that over a 4-week therapy period, clients saw a 62% reduction in in PCL-M scores with MeRT℠ therapy.