Anxiety Disorders and Depressive Disorders are some of the most common mental disorders in the US. They can create significant disruptions in many areas of a person’s life including sleep, appetite, energy levels, personal relationships, and performance at work or school.
Research has shown that medication used to treat these problems is only mildly more effective than placebo and often comes with undesired negative side effects.
Neurofeedback can offer a drug-free, side effect-free alternative treatment to help reduce the symptoms caused by anxiety and mood disorders. Specific QEEG brain map patterns of overactivity and underactivity are typically seen in conjunction with anxiety and depression.
Helping the brain learn to regulate its activity can lift low mood, increase energy, and create resilience to anxiety producing situations. Symptoms such as overthinking, lack of focus, sleep issues, irritability, and emotional reactivity can all be addressed with neurofeedback.
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Depression, anxiety, and OCD are all complicated disorders, and do not have an easy “fix”. A psychologist can help diagnose the type of depressive disorder a person has, a psychiatrist can prescribe medication, and neurofeedback can offer an additional solution. Neurofeedback may lead to the reduction or elimination of medication, but unlike medication the results from neurofeedback are long lasting.
I had weaned off all of my medications before coming to Colorado Center for Neurofeedback, and was experiencing anxiety and depression. I chose to send in a urine neurotransmitter test which showed which brain neurotransmitters were out of balance. I began on amino acid supplementation, and completed two rounds of neurofeedback. My family and friends cannot believe the difference in my energy and mood. It is nice to feel like my old self again! Unbelievable to have found this resource right in Evergreen.”
Combining neurofeedback with counseling was absolutely the best thing for me. For years I had tried CBT, EMDR, hypnosis and many other therapies, but was failing to make significant progress. Kristin showed me how areas of my brain were too connected, and explained why I was having trouble letting go of past experiences and constantly ruminating. If you have any underlying trauma that is causing anxiety or interfering with you ability to move forward with you life, I strongly recommend that you incorporate Neurofeedback into your therapy regimen. The addition of this technology could make all the difference - I know it did for me!