Several studies have looked at the effectiveness of neurofeedback for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One controlled study showed that 24 sessions significantly reduced PTSD symptoms. This is especially important because existing treatments are difficult to tolerate, have high drop-out rates, and often have limited effectiveness for many people with PTSD.
Neurofeedback can help a person with PTSD get their life back. We know that PTSD is a disorder based in the brain. With PTSD, a severe stress response is triggered which leads to numerous disruptive symptoms. The challenge is to teach the brain to turn off the stress response. If more health professionals were aware of neurofeedback, it would likely one of the primary treatments for PTSD. Psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and other mental health professionals around the world have achieved success for their patients with PTSD using neurofeedback training.