Study shows that Neurofeedback therapy may help PTSD patients

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a problem that occurs when a person experiences life-threatening events such as terrorist incidents, natural disasters, serious accidents, military combat or sexual assault in adult or childhood.

Most survivors of post-traumatic stress disorder return to normal conditions in a given time. However, some patients also experience stress reactions which continue for a longer period of time. Patients who suffer from have PTSD often remember their experiences through flashbacks or nightmares. They may have difficulties in many aspects of life which can include; feeling detached as these symptoms can be severe enough and might last long enough to affect the person’s daily life significantly.

PTSD = Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, CAPS = Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (Normalized to CAPS-5), NFB = Neurofeedback.

Neurofeedback may be an effective treatment for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study published in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical.

After treatment, 61.1 per cent of participants no longer met the definition for PTSD. This remission rate is comparable to gold standard therapies like trauma-focused psychotherapy. (A.Nicholson 2020)

So we can consider Neurofeedback to be an affordable and evidence based therapy for PTSD patients.

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