Alpha-Theta Brainwave Neuro-Feedback for Vietnam Veterans with Combat- Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Peniston VA MedicaJ Cemcr E
  • Lyon Colorado Paul Kulkosky F
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Abstract

Th~ Minnesola Mulliphasic Pasonality Inventory (MMPl) was used 10 assess persona/iry changes in \'ieInGm combalvcleraflS wilh post·traumatic slress disorder (PTSD). a/ler eilher traditional medicallrealment (TC) or alpM·/hcla brainwave neurajeedback therapy (BWT). Applica/ion a/brainwave Iraining/or Ihirty 30·minule sessions resulled in decreas~s in M M PI T-seore! on clinical scales labelled hypochondriasis. depression. hysteria. psychopathic devialt. mlJJCu/inil}-/emininiry. paranoia. psychos/henia. schizophrenia. hypomania. and social introversion-ex/roversion. The [radllional mediclJl control group .dwwed decreases in T-scoreJ only on th~ scah label/cd schIzophrenia. All Jounccn 8WT palients iniliall), recei\'ing p.rycho/ropic medication rtduted Iheir dosages afltT Irealmenl. bUI only onc oj lhincen TC pOlienlS reduced dnsoge. A Ihirry-monlhJollow-up siudy showed Ihal allJouneen TC patients had relapsed. In contrasl /0 only three of flf/een 81FT patienlS. These flndinps indicale Ihot application of alpha·,Ncla brainwave /raining is a more cfficaciou.1 lreall~lelll modality in Ihe lrealmenl oj f'TSD and prevention of relapse.

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  • Eugene G Peniston VA MedicaJ Cemcr

  • Fon J Lyon Colorado Paul Kulkosky

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