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Depression robs sufferers of all joys of life and leaves them a shell of what they once were. In addition to the despair, loneliness, and overwhelming sadness, it can even be fatal as some people can become so desperate to end their pain they attempt suicide to escape the prison of depression.
Traditionally, depression has been treated with therapy and medication, both of which have limitations, and medications may have significant side effects.
Even with medication, countless depression sufferers continue to struggle. Medications don’t teach the brain how to get out of the unhealthy brain pattern of depression. While drugs can serve some positive benefit, there are numerous problems with these medications, including:
- Uncomfortable Side Effects
- Reliance on the Medication
- Inability to Manage Mood
- Medication Tolerance
- Panic Attacks
- Chronic Fatigue
Neurofeedback is designed to restore healthier brain patterns and potentially eliminating depression by teaching the brain to get “unstuck” and better modulate itself.
Brain training can be an effective method of treating depression and, for people taking medication when they start neurofeedback, reducing or stopping their prescribed drugs needs to be done with their doctor’s supervision as their brain becomes more stable over time.
After brain training with neurofeedback, people with depression often report they are better able to stabilize their moods and that their motivation improves.
Neurofeedback intends to retrain the dysfunctional brain patterns associated with depression, making it a powerful treatment tool.
Content courtesy of www.aboutneurofeedback.com.
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