Millions of individuals suffer from depression and depressive disorders. Although it’s often associated with stressful events or life changes, depression is sometimes more persistent and associated with neurobiology and genetics.
Depression is characterized by:
Neurofeedback is an effective treatment for depression that helps the individual learn to naturally increase activity in certain areas of the brain associated with positive emotions and energy levels. Similarly, neurofeedback can help decrease activity in areas of the brain related to negative emotions and thoughts and poor self-esteem. Neurofeedback promotes changes within the brain itself to naturally decrease depressive symptoms and improve functioning.
Psychotherapy is another treatment option for promoting improvements in depressive symptoms. It focuses on learning cognitive skills and developing behavioral strategies to change thought patterns, regulate emotions, and encourage healthy behaviors.