Depressing Therapy (Neurofeedback Therapy)

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.

If you have been experiencing some of the following signs and symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks, you may be suffering from depression:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood

  • Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism

  • Irritability

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities

  • Decreased energy or fatigue

  • Moving or talking more slowly

  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still

  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions

  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping

  • Appetite and/or weight changes

  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts

  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom.

Some people experience only a few symptoms while others may experience many.

 Several persistent symptoms in addition to low mood are required for a diagnosis of major depression, but people with only a few – but distressing – symptoms may benefit from treatment of their “subsyndromal” depression.

The severity and frequency of symptoms and how long they last will vary depending on the individual and his or her particular illness.

Symptoms may also vary depending on the stage of the illness.

Therapy for Depression

Traditionally, depression has been treated with therapy and medication, both of which have limitations, and medications can have significant side effects.

Even with medication, countless depression sufferers continue to struggle.

Medications don’t teach the brain how to get out of the unhealthy brain pattern of depression.

While drugs can serve some positive benefit, there are numerous problems with these medications, including:

  • Uncomfortable side effects

  • Reliance on the medication making it difficult to stop taking it and manage mood on one’s own.

  • Medication tolerance can develop, necessitating a dosage increase or medication change which may produce new side effects.

  • If medications are stopped, symptoms often return.

We offer a perfect combination of medication (if needed), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and neurofeedback therapy.

While CBT teaches you how to understand the problems and your circumstances, neurofeedback can help restore healthier brain patterns and eliminate depression by teaching the brain to get “unstuck” and better modulate itself.

Brain training can be an effective method of treating depression and, for people taking medication when they start neurofeedback, reducing or stopping their prescribed drugs needs to be done with doctor’s supervision as their brain becomes more stable over time.

Neurofeedback training works on the root of the problem, altering the brain patterns affiliated with depression. Neurofeedback can bring lasting brain changes, is non-invasive, and produces no undesirable side effects.

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