Fear is fun. The experience of fright in a safe environment - a Halloween haunted house or movie theater – elicits excitement followed by a critical release of primal emotion. But what if catharsis never materializes? What if one were permanently locked in a state of adrenal fight or flight? For PTSD sufferers, this constant state of alert is their life. Like a mousetrap, terror enters the brain but cannot find an exit. Life with...
If you think about it, it’s clearly a serious design flaw. When is it a good idea to put something the consistency of flan in a hard shell, and then attach it to a fistful of bungie-cords.
And what happens when this precarious design hits a wall?
That’s the mess you’re in for when a person experiences a traumatic brain injury or TBI. The flan (brain) whips around on the end of the bungie-cord (neck) torqueing the...
It used to be called shell shock, a form of it anyway. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Back in the day, some people took it seriously. But sometimes they wrote you off, said, “it’s all in your mind,” gave you a stiff drink, recommended long rambles in the country. Well, PTSD is in your mind, but you can’t just get over it by wandering. We know better now how PTSD affects you, how it re-tunes the brain....
The following article was first published by NorthCarolinaHealthNews.org and featured NeurOptimal® trainer Martha Delafield of Chapel Hill, NC.
"For people with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders, a new treatment regimen is showing promise."
Six reasons you MUST bring along your NeurOptimal® neurofeedback personal trainer when traveling this Summer. Even if you're packing a MacBook Pro, iPad, iPad Mini and all your smart phones - tote it! You will thank me.
Zengar Institute, Inc. today announced the results of a new peer-reviewed study measuring the effects of NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback on patients suffering post-cancer cognitive impairment (PCCI) or “chemo-brain”. The research, conducted by the Applied Brain Research Foundation of Ohio, reported a 91% success rate for PCCI patients using NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback’s brain training system. 21 of the 23 participants in the study reported a complete reversal of the cognitive impairment or “mental fog” commonly associated with chemotherapy treatments.
This article originally appeared in TheWhig.com and features NeurOptimal® trainer Dr. Janet McCulloch superb work with veterans suffering from PTSD.
KINGSTON - Advocates of a new way of treating post traumatic stress disorder are calling for it to be made available to veterans across Canada. Called neurofeedback, the treatment has proven successful with a small group of patients at the Kingston Institute of Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback.
In the past three years, Dr. Janet McCulloch, a psychiatrist at the institute, has...
The following article originally appeared in TheWhig.com and featured NeurOptimal® trainer Janet McCulloch.
"While he may never be cured of PTSD, [one veteran] said neurofeedback has been the best treatment he has tried."
This article originally appeared in the TheGlobeandMail.com and featured NeurOptimal® trainer Dr. Janet McCullough.
"Dr. McCullough...did a small pilot study that showed [neurofeedback] significantly reduced the severity of PTSD symptoms in 12 veterans."