Depression

Understanding Depression

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.

Symptoms

People with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) may experience the following:

  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Foggy minded
  • Sad
  • Isolated
  • Disconnected
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Irritability

It’s also not uncommon for people suffering from MDD to experience a loss of appetite or disinterest in sex. While most Americans don’t experience MDD until later in life, depression can affect anyone at any age and is more common for women.

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Types of Depression

  • Major depression
  • Persistent depression
  • Manic depression/bipolar disorder
  • Depressive psychosis
  • Perinatal depression
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • Seasonal depression
  • Situational depression

 Help Anxious Patients with Neurofeedback

As practitioners, it’s your task to find a healthy and safe treatment for your patients living with MDD. While this mood disorder isn’t curable, it can be treated with the help of neurofeedback programs. 

Neurofeedback rewards the brain with positive sounds and reinforces balanced and healthy brain behavior, resulting in a happy and healthy patient. Teaching your patients how to manage their thinking and changing their mindset is the first step to treating MDD. Our programs help you continue their treatment until your patients are in remission from their depressive state and can stay there. 

Why Choose Our Program

The BrainForest Systems are designed to help every superhero regain control over their cognitive health. We’ve made our cutting-edge neurofeedback systems easy to use and comprehensive so you can feel confident treating your MDD patients.

With our BrainTuning system, we’ll provide your office with all of the necessary neurofeedback and brain-training tools and software, and training guidelines so you can start treating your patients with MDD. We use advanced qEEG technologies that allow you to identify and quantify the brain activity that’s causing anxiety and depression tendencies in each patient. From there, you can develop a personalized program to help bring each superhero back to a normalized state.

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