Neurofeedback for depression can improve brain waves resulting in minimization of symptoms. Depression is both a brain disorder and state of mind and is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States.

What is Depression? 

Depression is a serious medical condition characterized with symptoms such as melancholy, loss of pleasure, loss of energy, difficulty in concentrating, and suicidal thoughts. Possible causes include a combination of biological, psychological, and social sources of distress. Research suggests these factors may cause changes in brain function, altering activity of certain neural circuits in the brain.

Neurofeedback for Depression

Neurofeedback has proved to be an effective treatment for depression. Advancements in brain science have shown when the left frontal area of your brain is more active than the right frontal area, your mood is positive. This is beneficial for neurofeedback training as the left side of the brain can be trained to be more active than the right. 

Unlike medication, which has been reported to have numerous side effects, Neurofeedback therapy essentially has no side effects. The most common side effect reported from clients is feeling tired after a session. Side effects for medications for depression include, but aren’t limited to the following:

  • nausea

  • increased appetite and weight gain

  • loss of sexual desire and other sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction and decreased orgasm

  • fatigue and drowsiness

  • insomnia

  • dry mouth

  • blurred vision

  • constipation

  • dizziness

  • agitation

  • irritability

  • anxiety