Many people in the United States may not seek the help that they need because of the negative stigma surrounding depression and mental health. Those who are not fully educated about depression may not believe that it is a serious medical condition. However, depression is in fact very serious and it is also very treatable.
Some of the common types of depression are Major Depressive Disorder (characterized by consistent sadness for at least two weeks), Persistent Depressive Disorder (lasting two years or longer), Postpartum Depression (occurring after childbirth), and Seasonal Affective Disorder (occurring in seasons when there is little sunlight). People may develop depression if they have recently been through a stressful event such as divorce or financial problems. It is also more likely to occur in people with a family history of depression due to biological factors.
Regardless of the cause, even the most serious forms of depression are treatable. It is usually treated with a combination of medication and therapy, but sometimes it may require additional treatment options. There are also drug-free forms of treatment available called neurofeedback therapy.
Symptoms of depression can be very frustrating and can become life-threatening even though the symptoms may not always be apparent. Depression is the leading cause of disability among people ages 15-44, and the second leading cause of suicide. If you or someone you know is experiencing negative thoughts, it is important to get help and treatment as soon as possible. The earlier treatment is received, the more effective it is.
Neurocore consists of performance centers that specialize in providing brain-based assessments and training to help children and adults manage disorders. They were founded in 2004 and currently have nine brain performance centers in Michigan and Florida. Neurocore helps treat disorders such as ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, and Depression.
The centers use qEEG brainwave mapping technology and symptom rating scales to create complete pictures of the symptoms. They then create a customized treatment plan using the brain map and the diagnostic results. Their treatment will include a customized, non-invasive neurofeedback program to help people overcome their disorder.
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