Depression


Most of us who work in the neurofeedback field would likely agree that the condition we are most productive working with is depression. In most cases we find that the brain is operating too slowly in the left frontal area and too fast in the right frontal area. Protocols are therefore guided to those areas. Good results can be seen quite rapidly depending on one’s receptivity to this type of treatment and also the level of severity, but most can expect to see some light coming through the tunnel after eight sessions often remediating by 25 to 45 sessions. Bipolar depression, having more complications, can take longer. Every session builds on the previous sessions so we tend to observe a steady rise in mood elevation along with a steady lowering of antidepressant medication. In most cases our clients are completely off any form of psychoactive medication at the completion of treatment.

Since our practice often combines neurofeedback with psychodynamic therapy we want to emphasize to clients presenting with depression that this therapy is an important adjunct. We want to make sure our clients avoid the same behavior patterns that resulted in their developing depressive patterns in the first place. Our aim is to provide a treatment for depression that has lasting results.