Neurocore Joins the Fight Against Depression


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-09-2017

Depression is a broad term covering a wide range of depressive disorders. The most common depressive disorder is major depressive disorder also known as clinical depression. It is characterized by intense lasting feelings of sadness and hopelessness that persist every day for at least two weeks. Persistent depressive disorder is similar to major depressive disorder except that symptoms are usually not as intense although they may last longer. Symptoms may come and go but typically do not dissipate for more than two months at a time. Postpartum depression is another common depressive disorder and occurs after childbirth. It can affect either sex and can last anywhere from two weeks to one year.
Symptoms of depression vary from person to person. Depression wreaks havoc on an individual’s personal life and interferes with their ability to hold a job. Depression causes changes in the brain and has physical effects as well. General symptoms of depression include enduring feelings of loneliness, sadness, anxiousness, irritability, sleeping too little or too much, drastic weight changes, headaches, stomach problems, and body aches.
People of any age can become depressed. There is no single known cause for depression though, individual’s who have recently been through a stressful life event such as divorce, death of a loved one, abuse, childbirth, survived a traumatic event or suffered a job loss are at a higher risk. Depression has also been linked to biological and genetic factors.
Treatment of depression usually involves a combination of medication and therapy. Complementary alternative therapies have been shown to successfully treat mild to moderate forms of depression. Examples of complementary alternative therapies include yoga, acupuncture, meditation, relaxation, chiropractic treatment, neurofeedback and massage therapy. Neurofeedback has received a lot of attention for its cutting-edge technology and success in treating depression and other mental disorders.
Neurocore Brain Performance Centers was founded in 2004 and specializes in information driven brain oriented assessments. These assessments utilize quantitive electroencephalograms to view and record brain waves. These recordings are the basis for a map of an individual’s uniques brain wave activity to diagnosis abnormalities and help provide a treatment plan.
Other parts of Neurocore’s assessment is analysis of heart rate , behavioral assessments and an integrated visual and auditory continuous performance test to detect attention deficit disorder.
Treatment is customized to fit the needs of the individual but generally an individual is fitted with sensors placed on the scalp. A movie is started while qEEG technology monitors brain wave activity. When abnormal activity is found the movie is paused temporarily. Once brain waves rebalance the movie continues. This is a positive reinforcement technique designed to reset and improve the way the brain reacts to stimuli. This state-of-the-art treatment may soon hold the key to treating a variety of neurological disorders.

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