About PTSD

A wide variety of symp­toms may be signs that you are expe­ri­encing post-trau­matic stress disorder. The following are some of the most common symp­toms of PTSD that you or those around you may have noticed:

Feeling upset by things that remind you of what happened
• Having night­mares, vivid memo­ries, or flash­back of the event that make you feel like it’s
happening all over again
• Feeling emotion­ally cut off from others
• Feeling numb or losing interest in things you used to care about
• Feeling constantly on guard
• Feeling irri­tated or having angry outbursts
• Having diffi­culty sleeping
• Having trouble concen­trating
• Being jumpy or easily star­tled

If you show signs of PTSD, you don’t just have to live with it. In recent years, researchers have dramat­i­cally increased our under­standing of what causes PTSD and how to treat it. Hundreds of thou­sands of Veterans who served in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard have gotten treat­ment for PTSD and found signif­i­cant relief from their symp­toms.

Treatment

There are a few types of treat­ment have been shown to be effec­tive for treating PTSD: coun­seling, neuro­feed­back and medica­tion. Profes­sional therapy or coun­seling can help you under­stand your thoughts and reac­tions and help you learn tech­niques to cope with chal­lenging situ­a­tions. Research has shown the combi­na­tion of therapy and neuro­feed­back for PTSD is highly successful.

At neuroAgility we specialize in the neuro­feed­back compo­nent of your treat­ment team, and have special­ized ther­a­pists within arms reach for your ther­a­peutic needs. It is possible, by mapping and training the brain accord­ingly, to access the seat (likely the amyg­dala, but not in all cases) of inhibitory impulses driven by fearful impres­sions from the past, meant as a survival mech­a­nism but too often func­tioning as an overly restric­tive inhibitory mech­a­nism which exerts its classic para­lyzing effect on those who have gone through trauma. In just a few months, these treat­ments can produce posi­tive and
mean­ingful changes in your symp­toms and quality of life. They can help you under­stand and change how you think about your trauma and how you react to stressful memo­ries.