PTSD & Neurofeedback in Melville, NY
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, more commonly known as PTSD, is a diagnosis given to a group of long lasting and unresolved symptoms associated with the exposure to a traumatic event of an emotional and/or physical nature. Several symptoms displayed in those affected by PTSD include hyper-arousal, severe depression, elevated levels of anxiety, sleep disturbances, changes in personality, and misplaced emotions. Often times, those diagnosed with PTSD struggle with drug and alcohol addiction as well.
Amongst many therapies, treatments, modalities, and even prescribed medications, Neurofeedback has been proven to be a great alternative for those living with PTSD. By mapping the brain using qEEG technology, specialist; Dr. Ken Eagle of the Melville location, can determine arousal levels in brain wave activity. There are four distinct brain waves being monitored; delta, theta, alpha, and beta, each of which represent different functions or emotional states. In most PTSD cases, there is a dysregulated brain wave pattern where theta activity tends to be elevated and there is a block in alpha activity. When this happens, the person is unable to relax which perpetuates a physiological stress response resulting in the manifestation of PTSD symptoms. The goal of Neurofeedback is to safely and non-invasively teach the individual to regulate brain wave patterns naturally, resulting in the relief of symptoms.