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Brain Wellness Centre - Depression

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that begins after a traumatic event. That event may involve a real or perceived threat of injury or death. People with PTSD feel a heightened sense of danger. Their natural fight-or-flight response is altered, causing them to feel stressed or fearful, even when they’re safe.

Brain's Response to Trauma

When you’ve been subject to trauma, your brain is immediately conditioned to prepare it for the next event. There is a persistent overarousal in the sympathetic nervous system (fight, flight or freeze) paired with an inability to relax, self soothe, and rest. Very often this hypervigilance presents as an excessive fast EEG pattern, and can be coupled with the hallmarks of a traumatic experience, excessive slow wave forms (delta and theta) representing realms of unprocessed, unconscious trauma. The hypervigilance arrives in response to the slower waves, and we have the profile of PTSD.

Treatment for PTSD with Neurotherapy

PTSD responds well to neurotherapy. By addressing the physiology of the symptom, we are able to address the physics behind the conditioned response. After a number of sessions, it is common our clients experience a reduction in the disturbing symptoms of PTSD, becoming able to resume a normal life. What makes us unique is the combination of neurostimulation and psychotherapy and a much faster treatment.

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(587) 887-2154
909 17 Ave SW #400,
Calgary, AB, T2T 0A4, Canada