If you or someone you love has experienced depression, you know how debilitating this health problem can be. It is not a matter of just feeling sad; it is something that causes you to feel physically, emotionally, and mentally unwell. Things that you once enjoyed doing, you no longer care about. You feel unworthy of love and affection. You may experience physical symptoms, like headaches and digestion issues. These are just a few of the symptoms individuals who suffer from depression experience.
In addition to the terrible symptoms that depression victims suffer, there is the fact that more and more people are beginning to experience the problem. It has been estimated that nearly 20 percent of individuals from North America will experience major depression during some time in their life. This underscores the fact that depression trainings are needed, and they are needed fast.
There are a couple of different techniques and trainings that are currently used to help individuals who are experiencing depression. Some of these have proven to be effective. However, not everyone has experienced a full recovery from depression using the techniques and trainings that are currently available. For example, many doctors will recommend antidepressant medication. However, it is estimated that only about a third of patients are able to successfully overcome their depression using medication.
There is a new technology that is being used to treat depression. It is called neurofeedback. This technology is really exciting because it targets brain dysfunctions, cognitive and emotional processes that are related to depression and psychiatric disorders. This method is used in order to examine the brain of each individual patient and see how depression and psychiatric disorders are affecting the brain.
While neurofeedback for depression can be effective, it is also helping individuals who have chronic pain, traumatic brain injuries, addictions, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Neurofeedback is not talk therapy or a pill. When individuals come into our office to learn more about neurofeedback for depression, we will use a magnetic imaging scanner. We ask our patients to think back to certain situations in their life or to look at pictures while the scanner is used. Then the individual will see pictures of their brain activity in real time to see how what they are thinking about or the pictures are affecting their brain. This is just part of how neurofeedback works.
Part of alleviating depression is realizing that it is having a negative effect on your life. It is not likely that you are just experiencing the blues and that you may have a real health issue that needs real training to improve. Schedule a consultation today and take the first step in getting your life under control. If you are interested in learning more about neurofeedback for depression, call the Advanced Health and Performance Institute in Orlando!