Addiction & PTSD and Neuro-Diagnostics
Since the early 1990’s, qEEG has been used in the diagnosis of brain changes due to substance abuse. QEEG compares an individual’s current EEG signature (electrical wave lengths) with that of a database of normal EEG signatures.
The difference in the signatures is expressed in terms of a Z score, or degree of deviation from the normal, and is very helpful in distinguishing subtle changes in the anatomy as well as the processing function of the human brain. These signatures can discriminate for (identify) mechanical head injury and diffuse axonal injury, (which may occur with the twisting and shearing forces of traumatic head injury). Due to the precise nature of these signatures, the analysis has a sensitivity and specificity of over 95% accuracy.
We use a form of neurocognitive repair and remediation, which helps “retrain” the brain to recover a more normal pattern of brain waves thus relieving depression, anxiety, agitation and flashbacks while promoting normal brain functioning. In addition, our neurocognitive training will improve cognitive function and thus increase IQ performance, memory performance, recall performance and retention.
Often, due to substance abuse or traumatic injury the brain’s sensory system is damaged. Damage to the sensory systems, results in damage to the supporting functional processes, which interferes with our emotional interpretation of signals (information) received. This is often a cause of our inability to maintain proper emotional balance. This can be expressed as rage, anger, fear or personality shifts or relapse triggers.
The program includes:
- Neuroprocessing techniques
- Auditory processing techniques
- Visual processing techniques
- Memory and cognition rehab
- Mental Processing techniques
The addiction or PTSD brain has specific signatures that show up within QEEG diagnostics.