Studies show depression has become one of the most commonplace mental health issues in the United States, with around six percent of the population being affected. Depression typically affects those who are older, but occurs among all ages. The National Institute of Mental Health states depression has a physical toll on the body, causing headaches, stomach problems, and shortness of breath among other things. Imaging tests also show a depressed brain functions less effectively than a non depressed brain. Follow Neurocore on Facebook.
Depression has many causes, usually there isn’t a single reason. However, people are at higher risk of suffering from depression if they have experienced some sort of recent trauma. There is data showing biological factors as well as genetic predisposition could indicate depression. Possible symptoms include: emptiness, numbness, and sadness, as well as tiredness or excessive sleeping, lack of sleep or insomnia, substantial weight gain or weight loss, indifference, irritability, fatigue, and the lack of an ability to concentrate.
Not surprisingly, depression is a leading factor in suicide. Despite the number of suicides from depression being similar to breast cancer, there is a huge disparity between the funding both causes receive. Fortunately, depression can be treated even in extreme cases. The standard procedure for treating depression is medication and therapy. However, sometimes this is not enough and other methods are used. For those wishing to forgo the usual methods considered invasive by some, neurofeedback may be ideal.
Neurocore works toward the study of the brain at a neurological level. Their services include performing tests such as what is called a “Quantitative Electroencephalogram” (qEEG) to assess brain activity. The various brain networks have brainwave frequencies that can be measured and recorded. In addition to the qEEG is “Brain Performance Training.”
Brain Performance Training conditions one’s brain to achieve equilibrium and improve brain function. This type of therapy is said to improve both breathing and heart function. They also provide “Heart Rate Variability” tests to measure if the cardiovascular and respiratory system are working in harmony. Established in 2004, Neurocenters continues to be a leading authority in the field. Follow Neurocore on twitter.com.