UnCategorized A 2003 study revealed that approximately 19 million people in the United States alone had suffered from depression at one time or another. Since then, these disturbing numbers have continued to increase. However, fewer than twenty percent of those people ever received a confirmed diagnosis or sought proper treatment. Depression has a huge impact on people’s lives. It is the number one reason people miss work or perform at low levels. If not confirmed and treated, it can lead to serious consequences, including suicide. While advancements have been made to educate the public about this debilitating disease, much more work is needed. Recently, though, we have seen new and more effective treatments that go beyond the commonly prescribed drugs by treating more than just the symptoms of depression. The public deserves to know all the possible options for getting better and leading a healthy, happy life. One of the most hope inspiring of these therapies is neurofeedback. As more and more research stuides the effects of neurofeedback on depression, we can see that this appears to be a highly effective manner of preventing some or all of the symptoms of depression. Neurofeedback has also been very successful in controlling depression for people who have already been diagnosed. The most important first step for anyone with symptoms of depression is to see a mental health professional so a firm diagnosis can be made. While every person has occasional times of feeling down or blue, that should not be mistaken for depression. The symptoms that go along with depression include an abiding sense of despair and hopelessness. People who live with depression have initial indicators that should be recognized as signs of someone at serious risk, which include: -No interest in friends, family, hobbies, or work. -Staying in the house, having no interest in getting out. -Feeling overwhelmed by everything. -Problems with sleep – too much or too little. -Difficulty with concentration, finding easy tasks too difficult to complete. -Becoming frequently short tempered. -Having little or no appetite. -Ongoing negative thoughts, to include thoughts of revenge and suicide. As you can see, depression is a serious matter, one that ultimately has cost many people their lives. If you notice signs of depression in yourself or someone you care about, take action. Often, doctors will prescribe medication to bring the intensity down but we now see neurofeedback being added to the mix of available help. Neurofeedback therapy works by training the individual to identify triggers so bouts of depression and the intensity of depression can be controlled. When neurofeedback is used in the treatment of depression, it identifies the brainwaves that are in operation when the patient is in a depressed state, as well as the triggers that cause the brainwaves to function at a less than optimal level. In many cases, depression is the result of another problem, which could be chronic pain, injury, or a distressing life event such divorce or the death of a loved one. Learning what the underlying cause of depression is becomes a vital part of successful treatment and therapy. Neurofeedback is very effective in helping with conditions or disorders that are closely related to stress. The outcome of studies using neurofeedback for depression is highly optimistic, which is a good reason for people with depression to feel more hopeful for the future. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: