2011 AAPB Webinar 2: Evidenced-Base Model for Military Personnel with PTSD
Presented by Ronald J. Swatzyna, PhD
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The U.S. military suicide rate is at a record high and interestingly, so are numbers of men and women are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is difficult to differentiate the symptoms of TBI and PTSD because of their progressive nature and overlapping symptoms. These factors challenge accurate diagnosis and effective treatment when these disorders are comorbid. Current efforts to establish clinical guidelines for coexisting TBI and PTSD have been unsuccessful and the FDA has yet to approve any psychotropic medication for TBI. This workshop unravels the complex nature of PTSD with TBI and, based on recent scientific evidence, offers an integrative personalized treatment model that addresses the current challenges and has the potential to reduce suicide risk.
- To present the current scientific research on the complex nature of coexisting TBI and PTSD,
- To describe the neurological structures and altered networks that presents challenges to efficacious treatment,
- To explain how limbic system over arousal can lead to suicide and
- To provide rationale for an individualized treatment model integrating qEEG guided neurotherapy and biofeedback.