PTSD Treatment Gold Coast With Comprehensive Neurotherapy
What Everybody Should Know About PTSD Treatment Gold Coast
Before rushing into any treatment, it is crucial to collect some information first.
Trauma can cause PTSD. The question is: What exactly is PTSD? And what is the best PTSD treatment Gold Coast?
The War Inside The Brain
When a brain is overwhelmed by distressing emotions, it can fail to recover and remain stuck in a dysregulated state.
Apart from the atrocities of war, there are many sources of overwhelmingly distressing emotions, especially for children.
Abused Children Unbeaten
Not every traumatic event leads to PTSD. As the statistic shows, abused children have the highest vulnerability, unsurprisingly.
So it is fair to say, everybody is vulnerable to trauma, but some cannot recover from it and end up suffering long afterwards as well.
Symptoms Day and Night
PTSD affects multiple brain networks and a multitude of symptoms ensue: Problems with mood and emotions, hypervigilance, distressing memories, but also avoidant behaviours, social isolation, lack of joy and motivation as well as substance abuse are common problems.
A Perfect Storm
In brains with PTSD, the threat detection system is stuck in emergency mode and the “command centre”—responsible for cancelling the alarm—is out of order.
On the level of brain circuitry, PTSD constitutes a “perfect storm”.
More Labels = More Better?
When the symptoms of PTSD become more intense, they are usually labeled separately as “co-morbidities” (= more likely in PTSD).
It only shows that a dysregulated brain can create a whole bunch of problems which require a targeted rehabilitation.
PTSD Treatment: The Body
Sometimes it is unavoidable to manage PTSD symptoms temporarily with meds, but that’s pretty much where it ends.
Better than drugs are Exercise Therapy, Pet Therapy and energetic techniques like EFT® (Emotional Freedom Technique; “Tapping”).
PTSD Treatment: The Mind
The typical psychotherapeutic methods for PTSD are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Exposure Therapy and EMDR.
In addition, several Relaxation and Meditation techniques are recommended to better cope with PTSD symptoms.
PTSD THERAPY: The Brain
While psychotherapeutic trauma resolution can be immensely beneficial, it falls short when there was more than one brief trauma.
In such cases, it is best to normalise the affected brain networks directly with a targeted Neurofeedback Therapy.
Altered Brains Change
In short: Trauma can permanently alter brain function. That’s PTSD. Neurotherapy re-normalises brain function. That’s reasonable.
The functional damage before and after Neurotherapy can be seen in brain scans, e.g. in these SPECT images of “Ex-PTSD”.
Normal Brain = No Symptoms
This graph of a real PTSD case shows how all the related symptoms decrease and disappear during successful Neurotherapy.
The US Army uses Neurofeedback Therapy for the rehabilitation of PTSD and/or brain injury with unmatched success rates.
Advantages of Neurotherapy
• … works effortlessly for everybody
• … is amazingly powerful and effective
• … corrects the root cause of symptoms
• … is a very natural, drug-free solution
• … has no serious risks or side effects
• … is fully evidence-based (highest level)
[ And the sessions are even fun! ]
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