Swedish Treatment Center Shows Promising Results with Patients Suffering from PTSD

Swedish Treatment Center Shows Promising Results with Patients Suffering from PTSD

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 by Neurohealth Associates

The Swedish Red Cross got funding to produce a study using neurofeedback on individuals suffering from PTSD as a result of being amidst a war-torn country, some even were tortured.

A pilot study was done to investigate whether neurofeedback can reduce Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in war traumatized and tortured refugees. Five patients (three women and two men from five different countries) were selected and received 20 sessions of neurofeedback each.

The results show improvement in all symptoms, including intrusive memories and fear, worry and anxiety, with the main effects showing up after ten sessions. The clinical experience was positive even before the training had a measurable effect.

However, after the 20 sessions many negative emotions were greatly mitigated. Feelings such as:

  • Intrusive Memories
  • Fear
  • Rumination
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Fatigue

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