SINGH, Vijendra K. and GERDES, Lee (2009) NEUROREHABILITATION OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS AND DEPRESSIVE BEHAVIORS BY BRAIN STATE CONDITIONING. Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation, 10 (1-2). pp. 85-97. ISSN 1409-6099

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Brain State Conditioning™ (BSC) is an innovative technology that optimizes brainwaves in real-time to achieve balance and harmony of the human brain. Since the brain function is imbalanced in individuals with psychiatric disorders and neurological diseases, we explored the possibility of using this technology to help people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. We conducted a pilot study of 8 adult subjects who had symptoms of PTSD, depression and anxiety problems. The severity of symptoms was evaluated by Objective survey and Beck’s inventory for depression and anxiety. After the initial assessment of brain maps, individuals were administered with highly personalized training sessions, for example 4-5 sessions over 4-5 days. After the administration of BSC, we found a consistent decline in Beck’s inventory scores, which implied alleviation of depressive and anxiety tendencies. All subjects in the study responded to BSC technology and showed noticeable improvement in the quality of their lives. Thus we suggest that BSC is a viable approach to brainwave optimization to help people overcome health problems due to PTSD and depression.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trajkovski
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2015 08:13
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2015 08:13

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