Rediscover Your Zest for Living
Depression is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States (NIMH). It’s a mental health illness that is characterized by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and disinterest in usual hobbies, activities and relationships with friends and family. If left untreated, it can lead some people to consider ending their lives out of despair. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. At Carlton Neurofeedback Center, we have helped numerous patients escape the oppressive symptoms of depression and find their joy of living again.
One Patient’s Story
JoAnne K explains how she found relief for her depression through neurofeedback training. She writes, “I have been going to Dr. Carlton for a fair amount of time originally for chiropractic care. It’s been a great help, but for me receiving neurofeedback has been life changing. I started very severely depressed. No hope and barely hanging on. My depression is very long standing. Neurofeedback is the only thing that has made a difference. I’m doing so much better and Dr. Carlton and the whole team have been so very supportive. I tried so many things for so long I can’t begin to tell you what a personal miracle it has been. I’m very grateful.”
Questions & Answers About Depression
What is depression?
Everyone has had times in their life when they felt down or blue. Having a diagnosis of Major Depression is the most common mental disorder in our country. It is a mood disorder that causes an unrelenting feeling of sadness and overall loss of interest in daily activities. Individuals suffering a major episode of depression are often unable to go about their necessary routines. Over 16 million American adults (6.7 percent of the adult population) suffered at least one major depressive episode in the past year (NIMH). Depression typically strikes during adolescence or early adulthood but can affect anyone at any age. Depression for some can last for a long time and become chronic, a diagnosis now called Persistent Depressive Disorder. Feeling down can interfere with your ability to enjoy any aspect of your life, family, and friends.
What causes depression?
Research shows depression can have many underlying causes, some of them neurological (Harvard Medical School) and others related to a person’s environment, genetics, medical conditions and temperament. According to Harvard Medical School, “Researchers believe that — more important than levels of specific brain chemicals — nerve cell connections, nerve cell growth, and the functioning of nerve circuits have a major impact on depression.” Helping the brain learn better ways to regulate its own mood is one of the goals of treatment.
How does neurofeedback training improve depression?
Neurofeedback therapy can help a brain re-build healthy neural connections and help correct any asymmetry of brain waves to bring it more into balance. What happens during training is that the brain is learning and creating new neural pathways that result in better mood regulation. The best part is, while you`re healing, neurofeedback treatment doesn’t come with any of the side effects that antidepressants can cause. What`s more, is that the improvements gained through neurofeedback training last a long time, similar to learning a new skill that lasts a lifetime (like learning to walk). Neurotherapy begins by observing and analyzing your brainwaves with a Brain Map or qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram). With this data, Dr Carlton will use neurofeedback training to re-train your brain and restore its healthy, balanced function. Neurofeedback can provide a permanent, natural solution for depression and its crippling symptoms.
What types of results have patients who have depression achieved at Carlton Neurofeedback Center?
Some clients with depression experience marked improvement in only a few sessions, but most take a number of sessions to see its full effects. As your neurofeedback training progresses, your brain learns new, healthier patterns of brainwave production. These new patterns replace the old ones that led to depression, eliminating the symptoms, naturally, without medications of any kind.
We Can Help
Contact us today for a complimentary evaluation and see if neurofeedback training might be the answer you’re looking for. See my story and eBook, and learn why people trust our neurofeedback clinic to help them address their depression with this non-invasive, pain-free technological breakthrough.