Depression

Major Depression is a mood disorder that results in feelings of sadness or irritability and is associated with a general loss of interest or pleasure in most activities. It frequently affects eating and sleeping patterns, self-esteem, and one’s outlook on life. A depressive disorder goes beyond short periods of sadness or feeling “blue”. Major depression is manifested by a combination of symptoms (see symptom list) that interfere with the ability to work, study, sleep, eat, and enjoy once pleasurable activities.

Neurofeedback training addresses the basic mechanism by which the brain controls physiological arousal, in that it normalizes the arousal mechanism. The training is effective regardless of the cause by which the person has become depressed, whether from a genetic pre-disposition, physical or emotional trauma, or from a physiological change of unknown origin. As training proceeds the client may find that anti-depressant or stimulant medication may need to be lowered and hence the person should remain under medical care for his or her condition, so that the medication dose may be monitored.

People who experience depression may benefit from:

  • mood improvements
  • sense of feeling more detached from issues
  • energized and feeling motivated
  • improved over-all quality of life