Depression can be an extremely complex condition to diagnose, and can be incredibly debilitating. People may feel overwhelmed with loneliness and sadness and be unable to function as a result. However, the experts with Northwest Biofeedback Center can get to the root of the problem and bring about positive change.
What is Depression?
Most people feel depressed at one time or another – it is simply a normal reaction to a struggle, an injury to a person’s self-esteem or a loss of some kind. However, when feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness or sadness last for weeks, months or years, that becomes a medical condition known as clinical depression.
Symptoms of Depression
If someone experiences a combination of these or other symptoms, there is a chance that clinical depression has set in:
- Loss of energy or fatigue that lasts all day
- Continued feelings of guilt and/or worthlessness
- Excessive sleeping or insomnia
- A substantially diminished amount of interest in activities that usually bring pleasure
- Significant weight fluctuations
- Recurring thoughts of suicide or death
Causes of Depression
There are several factors that can either cause depression outright or increase the chances of the condition developing. These include past sexual, mental or physical abuse, personal conflicts with family members or friends, family history, serious illness, traumatic events and many others.
Treatments for Depression
Neurotherapy has been proven to help treat depression. Many studies, for instance, have shown that a person’s mood improves when the left frontal cortex shows more activity than the right frontal cortex. There are many medications available, but they tend to treat symptoms rather than focus on correcting the source of the problem.
At Dr. Joseph N. O’Donnell & Associates, we employ sophisticated, advanced technology to uncover the reason for depression and target the area that needs to be treated. We work to reshape the brain – not merely mask symptoms.
Contact Us About Depression Treatment
Contact Northwest Biofeedback Center by visiting our contact us page to schedule a neurofeedback appointment to learn about how our safe, drug-free treatment can help those suffering from depression. Let us help you or a loved one get back to living life to the fullest.