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Neurofeedback treatment for PTSD?

05/16/2011 12:42 pm ET | Updated Jul 16, 2011

Hey, this is experimental treatment I know little about, but worth checking out...

Neurofeedback (EEG Feedback) is training in optimal brain function based on information derived from the EEG (electroencephalogram). Dr. Siegfried Othmer and his colleagues at the EEG Institute have launched the non profit Homecoming for Veterans to provide free Neurofeedback training for veterans for the rehabilitation of PTSD and issues of brain performance resulting from traumatic brain injury, blast injury, concussion, whiplash, and chemical exposure.

 

Service members, health professionals and military family members attending the Naval Center Combat and Operational Stress Conference (NCCOSC) recently heard military psychologists from Camp Pendleton and neurofeedback pioneer and Homecoming for Veterans Board Chair Dr. Siegfried Othmer share findings showing the dramatic benefits of neurofeedback for both active duty members and veterans of our Armed Forces.

"Neurofeedback treatment should be an essential part of our military's mental health regiment before, during, and after deployment," said Dr. Othmer. "Our studies show that neurofeedback in early stages of deployment can actually forestall descent into PTSD, as well as providing dramatic results for both active duty soldiers and veterans suffering from this debilitating condition."

Information on pilot programs, neurofeedback and a directory of participating clinicians can be found at www.homecoming4veterans.org

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