Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with military veterans who experienced extreme duress during battlefield duty. It is also found in patients who have experienced other forms of trauma, such as violent crime or natural disaster. In many cases, PTSD is resistant to forms of therapy and pharmaceutical treatment that work very well for other disorders. For this reason, neurofeedback has moved to the front as an effective method for treating resistant PTSD.
In 2016 alone, three scientific studies printed in respected journals of psychology noted the effectiveness of neurofeedback in reducing PTSD symptoms. Clinical analysis demonstrated that the neural connections in areas of the brain linked to PTSD are significantly altered for the better after neurofeedback treatment. Ongoing research is building on these experiments to make neurofeedback even more effective, helping patients to successfully manage the challenges of daily living.