According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 16.1 million Americans have experienced at least one major depressive episode in their lifetime. Also known as clinical depression, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a mood disorder that consists of prolonged feelings of sadness and loss of interest that lasts more than six months.
Patients living in a depressive state often find their day-to-day activities hard to maintain, have suicidal thoughts, and feel as though their emotional and physical health isn’t worth managing. Family and friends struggle to help their loved ones with MDD, and many wonder why their loved one can’t just “snap out” of their downed mood.
Depression also changes the structure of the brain, disrupting brainwaves, inflammation, oxygen restriction, and actual shrinking. Treating your patients with neurofeedback can help bring their brain activity back to a balanced and harmonious state.