Bringing MDD PTSD and Eating Disorder Clients within a Normal Emotional Range with the Functional Emotional Fitness™ Paradigm
Introduction: Efficacy of empirical data in behavioral health or coaching occurs when constants are measured and changed and legitimacy of the data occurs when it is generated by the client. The constant in behavioral health or coaching is the clients’ emotional state. Measuring, tracking and improving this constant is what brings about the efficacy of an intervention.
The intent of Functional Emotional Fitness™ is to guide the client through the process of how emotion works and then through the process of how to interrupt, restructure and reprogram any emotional state which may be driving an aberrant behavior.
The result of Functional Emotional Fitness™ is an evidence-based process with a 21-year efficacy in regard to MDD, PTSD, suicide prevention, eating disorders, substance abuse, weight loss, relationships, ADHD, OCD, SQ, and IQ.
Objectives: Define a normal emotional range and bring the client within this range with the Functional Emotional Fitness™ paradigm and EHR based protocol.
Design: Five case studies and two group studies with exemplary results for PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, sleep, suicidal ideation, eating behavior and relationship satisfaction using EHR based Functional Emotional Fitness™ paradigm.
Military PTSD Case Study 1: 27 year old former Marine with TBI/PTSD.
MDD Case Study 2: 40 year old female mental health professional with major depressive disorder.
Military PTSD Case Study 3: 33 year old male first responder with PTSD.
Eating Disorder Case Study 4: 38 year old female who previously suffered from anorexia and bulimia and now suffered from MDD and binge eating.
Teen Case Study 5: 15 year old female with depression and anger issues.
Military PTSD Group Study: 14 combat duty veterans diagnosed with PTSD.
Teen Depression Group Study: 8 females and 2 males average age 16.
Military PTSD Case Study 1: Two, two-hour sessions.
MDD Case study 2: One four hour session.
Military PTSD Case Study 3: Two-two hour sessions and two one hour sessions.
Eating Disorder Case Study 4: Two-two hour sessions and four one hour sessions.
Teen Depression Case Study 5: One four hour session.
Military PTSD Group Study: Two individual sessions per client, two-hours each.
Teen Depression Group Study: One four hour session.
Main Outcome Measures: 12 point “Emotional Checklist,” 5 point “Behavior Control Checklist” and 5 point “Relationship Satisfaction Scale.”
Military PTSD Case Study 1: depression 78%, anxiety 71%, anger 83%, sleep 66%, suicidal ideation 83%, Negative Self Talk 66%, eating behavior 85%, relationship satisfaction, 55%.
MDD Case Study 2: depression 81%, anxiety 60%, anger 77%, sleep 80%, suicidal ideation 80% eating behavior 80%, relationship satisfaction, 21%.
Military PTSD Case Study 3: depression 82%, anxiety 80%, anger 80%, and sleep 90% eating behavior 0%, relationship satisfaction, 44%.
Eating Disorder Case Study 4: depression 81%, anxiety 80%, anger 90%, sleep 50%, suicidal ideation 90%, eating behavior 80%, relationship satisfaction, 47%.
Teen Depression Case Study 5: depression 33%, anxiety 4%, anger 83%, sleep 60%, suicidal ideation 50%, eating behavior 10%, relationship satisfaction, 21%.
Military PTSD Group Study: depression 45%, anxiety 42%, anger 50%, sleep 37%, suicidal ideation 61%, eating behavior 36%, relationship satisfaction, 22%.
Teen Depression Group Study: Depression: 29% Hopelessness: 33% Anger: 50% Relationship Satisfaction: 5% Sleep: 33% Eating Behavior: 60% Anxiety: 42% Negative Self Talk: 40%
Conclusions: Interrupting and restructuring a subconscious process before it manifests into an aberrant emotional state eliminates the need for background history, diagnosis or analysis of external variables and events. The same process which enables the subconscious to continually repeat a traumatic experience or reproduce a disruptive emotional state is used as a tool by the client to assert control over an emotional state and behavior.