Neurofeedback For Depression: 3 Reasons to Consider
Neurofeedback For Depression: Because It’s Natural.
Like many, you want a natural alternative to psychiatric drugs. You want to feel your best, and you are health conscious. You care about your physical health and are wary of taking pills that might end up hurting your body. Neurofeedback for depression might very well provide you with the relief you seek.
Despite the common use of antidepressant drugs, I have noticed that clients in my clinical practice more and more people are becoming aware of the negative sides to taking anti depressant drugs.
Through a combination of personal experience and research, they have learned that quite often the cost of taking psychiatric drugs outweighs their benefits.
Over the last few years, the media has covered a range of anti-depressant drug side effects such as emotional numbing, neurological symptoms, sexual problems. The physcial side effects include nausea, fatigue, weight gain, involuntary movements, and spasms.
At their most dangerous, antidepressant drugs can trigger violence, suicidal thoughts and worsening of depression symptoms.
Clients fear having to face down fierce withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to stop antidepressant drug use. As more people have taken antidepressant drugs, the general awareness of “discontinuation syndrome”, or withdrawal has increased. Symptoms of discontinuation syndrome that include dizziness, loss of coordination, fatigue, tingling, burning, blurred vision,”brain zaps” and insomnia. There may also be nausea or diarrhea, flu-like symptoms, irritability, anxiety, and crying spells.
Clients Are Seeking Effective Treatments For Depression That Don’t Force Side Effects On Them.
The first most common hesitation that clients state is the lack of effectiveness of these drugs. Not only are they not as effective as we would like them to be but they may make some depression worse. In fact, a recent study shows that patients who take antidepressant drugs are at double the risk of depression relapse when compared to placebo.
But the great thing about neurofeedback for depression is there are few, if any negative side effects. Neurofeedback for depression is a natural process in which you train your brain to support your positive mood.
Neurofeedback For Depression: Because It’s Evidence Based
If you would like to read some of the research on neurofeedback for depression, one place to start in on my site. This page contains a number of links to articles about neurofeedback. Please scroll down to the section entitled “neurofeedback for depression”. https://michaelgquirke.com/neurofeedback-san-francisco-san-mateo/
Neurofeedback For Depression Is Training Specific to your brain
It’s a mistake to think that there is one type of depression, or that all depression looks the same when you look at brain scans. I’ve seen that in my clinical practice with EEG neurofeedback. During EEG assessments, there are several key indicators of depression, but different client show different indicators. The same is true with training. Another major advantage to using neurofeedback for depression is that it’s tailored specifically to you and your brain.
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