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Overview of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Complimentary and alternative treatments for PTSD that are considered below include:

  • Low Dose Naltrexone
  • Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation (HPN)
  • Conventional Neuro-feedback
  • Neurotransmitter Balancing

Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Please see conventional, complimentary and alternative medical treatments for important background information regarding the different types of medical treatments discussed below.

Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

According to the Low Dose Naltrexone home page [LDN], PTSD is a neurodegenerative disease that is associated with autoimmune processes. [Dr. Weyrich finds this statement surprising]. LDN has been seen to benefit PTSD. [LDN] reports that all patients with PTSD who were treated by the late Dr. Bihari [Bihari2003] using LDN "have experienced a halt in progression of their illness. In many patients there was a marked remission in signs and symptoms of the disease."

Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of PTSD with LDN.

Please see What is Low Dose Naltrexone? for more information.

Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation (HPN)

HPN has been reported to be useful for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [Snook]. Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation system by it's inventor, Corey Snook. However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with this technique.

Please see What is Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation? for more information.

Conventional Neuro-feedback

Neuro-feedback has proven useful for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Weyrich has been certified in Neuro-feedback since 2008, and more recently completed an additional residency training program at ADD Clinic of Scottsdale, AZ. While at the ADD clinic, he treated several cases of PTSD.

Please see What is Neurofeedback? for more information.

Neurotransmitter Balancing

Neuro Research [Hinz2015] reports that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be benefited by balancing neurotransmitter levels in the body.

Dr. Weyrich has been trained in neurotransmitter balancing protocols, but has not treated Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder using this technique.

Please see What is Neurotransmitter Balancing? for more information.


ICD-10 Codes related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


References for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder