Neurofeedback for Depression
How Can Neurofeedback Therapy Be Used to Treat Depression?
Several studies have been done showing that neurofeedback for depression is effective. In each of these studies, neurofeedback training resulted in reduced depressive symptoms and better engagement in day to day functioning. At Cognitive Solutions Learning Center, Inc., we have found neurofeedback for depression to be consistently helpful for our patients. We recommend neurofeedback for depression whenever other proven methods of treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy have not been successful, or in conjunction with other treatments. The increased brain flexibility in the brain from neurofeedback often makes progress faster in individual or family therapy.
Neuroscience is increasingly showing the basis in the brain for depressive disorders. Medications just treat the symptoms and do not correct the source of the problem in the brain. At Cognitive Solutions Learning Center, Inc., our approach is different. We measure brain function with a quantitative EEG brain map, so that patients can see the reason for their difficulties. Once we identify the source of the difficulties, we target that area for change through neurofeedback brain training. This allows patients to reshape their brain, not just mask the symptoms.
What is the Length of Neurofeedback Treatment?
Neurofeedback training at Cognitive Solutions Learning Center in Chicago consists of a series of thirty-minute sessions. A typical treatment program requires 20 to 40 training sessions. Because Neurofeedback is a learned skill, improvement is gradual and occurs over time. Some individuals may need more training to achieve the full benefits of the therapy. Improvements in attention, organization, and behavior are typically well retained on a long- term basis.
Meet With a Neurofeedback Specialist
To determine which of our programs is the best fit for your needs, please Email Us, or call and speak to one of our clinical professionals (773) 755-1775.