What do we know about Depression? Individuals who show symptoms of depression may compensate by eating or sleeping a lot, or the opposite. The person might withdraw from friends and family and from activities they once enjoyed. It is estimated that approximately two-thirds of people who suffer from depression do not seek out the necessary treatment. Often, when depression goes untreated, there is an increased risk for heart disease, substance abuse, and suicide.
Current technological advances in brain imaging have shown researchers that individuals who suffer from depression have brains that look and function differently from individuals who are neurotypical, or are symptom free. ABF Wellness uses qEEG to map a client’s brain wave activity and compare it to a normative population to find disregulations. Then, using neurotherapy, trained technicians help the client train away the disregulation that keeps the client’s brain in the depressed state. After several sessions, the client’s brain wave patterns are normalized and the client’s symptoms of depression are relieved as well.
This method of treatment allows the individual to commit to a few months of treatment rather than a lifetime of prescription medication that could potentially have unwanted side effects and is costly. Unlike talk therapy, neurotherapy is relatively shorter and with quantitative results, the client can actually see the progress that is being made in brain function.
If you or anyone you know may be suffering from depression, the first step is to seek out help. The next step is to Take your Life Back!