Can Neurofeedback Help with Depression?
When experiencing depression, it’s essential to care for yourself first and foremost. Your feelings are real, and you can trust yourself to find a solution. It’s also important to ask for help. Depression was one of the earliest clinical applications of Neurofeedback.
According to Dr. Corydon Hammond, University of Utah School of Medicine, when there is slow brainwave activity in the left frontal area, this part of the brain is inactive, and the right frontal area is more dominant. In this case, a person is predisposed to become depressed more easily, to exhibit behaviors of anxiety or to withdraw from other people.
Neurofeedback is a method of brain training that enables the brain to function more effectively. It is non-invasive, uses no drugs, and can be expertly and easily performed in our Sarasota office. Neurofeedback treatments for depression appear promising not only in bringing relief from depression, but in modifying the underlying biological predisposition for becoming depressed in the first place.
Neurofeedback focuses on retraining the brain, or in the case of depression as described above, reversing the frontal brainwave asymmetry with the goal of producing a sustainable change. Training for depression often requires about 20 sessions on average.
Neurofeedback can be effective on its own. However, continued research has shown that when it is combined with traditional therapies such as medications, counselling or self-help techniques, the outcomes are typically superior. If you have any questions, we always provide a free consultation before we begin.
For more information, call 941-552-4500 or visit BrainwaveSarasota.com.