Depression can create many negative emotional states, such as anger, fear, worry, dissociation, or a complete loss of interest in day-to-day living. These negative emotions can run just below the level of consciousness, intangible yet often overwhelming. They can dominate our thinking and give rise to inappropriate reactions that impair our ability to be at our best.
What can cause a person to be chronically depressed?
According to studies performed at the Harvard Medical School, depression cans stem from neurological issues, from conditions seen in a person’s environment, genetics, or could be related to other underlying medical conditions or temperament. A large number of researchers in the field believe that nerve cell connections, nerve cell growth, and the functioning of nerve circuits can have a major effect on depression.
Can neurofeedback training improve depression?
Neurofeedback therapy is designed to help the brain re-build healthy neural connections, aiding it in correcting any asymmetry of brain wave generation to bring it more into balance. Like physical exercise, the training creates new, healthier neural pathways. These pathways result in better mood regulation.
And it is a fully natural process. Therefore, there are none of the side effects that antidepressants can cause. Even better is that the improvements gained through neurofeedback training are long-lasting, similar to learning a new skill that lasts a lifetime (like learning to ride a bike).
Neurofeedback training begins by observing and analyzing your brainwaves with a Brain Map or qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram). With these measurements, Dr. Lagree will design a training protocol to re-train your brain and restore its healthy, balanced function.
Neurofeedback can provide a permanent, natural solution for depression and its crippling symptoms.
What types of improvements can I expect?
Most clients suffering from depression report a “lightening of their mood.” As the neurofeedback training progresses, this is accompanied by a decrease in the negative self-talk and a gradual improvement in their positive emotions. These new, healthier emotions are due to the improved brainwave balance that neurofeedback helps to create.