Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatry disorder that can develop after an event or period of life-threatening stress or trauma, such as combat, sexual assault, or a natural disaster. According to the American Psychiatric Association, symptoms of PTSD include intensive, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to the experience that caused the stress and trauma. Many individuals live their lives everyday with PTSD, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, and Barbara Streisand. To learn more about PTSD, visit our blog.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, is a brain disease commonly found in individuals with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including concussions (Boston University, CTE Center). CTE is common among athletes, especially football players, as this type of trauma leads to a progressive degeneration of brain tissue over the course of months and years. Symptoms of CTE include cognitive effects such as memory loss and impaired judgement, as well as emotional effects such as aggression and depression. NFL players who have suffered from CTE include Dwight Clark of the SF 49ers, Mike Webster of the Pittsburg Steelers, and former NFL All-Pro Bo Jackson. To learn more about CTE, visit our blog.
While traumatic brain injuries are not new or uncommon, treatment options have significantly varied based on individual needs, poorly organized and designed trauma systems, as well as psychiatrists’ and psychologists’ personal methodologies. The core treatment of traumatic brain injuries depends on an individual’s ability to intuitively understand patterns and needs, and then visualize change. By providing an opportunity to build that visualization through modern reality technologies, Colossus focuses on serving and supporting individuals facing PTSD and CTE through a stimulating process aimed to achieve cognitive and behavioral change. Because these two illnesses stem from specific reactions in the brain that have altered how an individual views their own reality, “Extended Reality” - a technological process of combining both Virtual Reality (VR) with Augmented Reality (AR) - is an essential, effective option for individuals suffering from both PTSD and CTE during treatment phases of cognitive behavioral therapy. Colossus is dedicated to working directly with you and medical professionals to ensure a personalized designed treatment for lasting results. Colossus provides a remote therapeutic environment, where possible for all clients.