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Frontal slowing as a protective mechanism in trauma

Frontal slowing as a protective mechanism in trauma

The QEEG data collected in STARTTS Neurofeedback clinic indicates that the excessive temporal lobe alpha and frontal lobe disturbances are two profiles seen most frequently in traumatized clients.

Although the QEEG profiles seen in trauma clients often correspond to characterisation of EEG phenotypes, the treatment protocols based on inhibition of slow frequencies are not always effective. The excessive slow frequencies, especially when seen frontally, may have a protective role against overwhelming anxiety, fear and terror. The aim of this paper is to discuss the implications of this finding for neurofeedback treatment.

Speakers: Mirjana Askovic
Areas of Interest / Categories: EEG, STARTTS 2009, Trauma

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