Back in 1936, Frederick Lemere became one of the first scientists ever to study the effects of neurofeedback on patients suffering from depression. Now, over 80 years later, Neurocore is using his research to develop the most effective methods for treating patients with depression. Seeing as this is a condition that affects over 10 million adults in America, it has become imperative to find the most effective treatment methods possible and Neurocore seems to be having much success with this. Out of the 292 patients they have already treated, over three-fourths of them have noted a distinct alleviation in the severity of their symptoms and over half of the patients have found that they no longer meet the requirements to be considered a person with depression.
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This resounding success has led to them opening a medication-free depression treatment program for anyone who needs it. As part of this program, the scientists at Neurocore will be using Qeeg technology to monitor the brainwaves of the patients in an effort to hone in on the inherent causes of depression. Many scientists believe the symptoms of depression are often linked to brain chemistry, hormones, and various hereditary factors. They’ve also found that an increase in alpha activity is one of the biggest indicators that someone is living with depression. Traditional treatments have often included going to a shrink, taking happy pills or some combination thereof.
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As part of the treatment program, they will also be using a rating system known as the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment otherwise known as ASEBA. This will help the scientists at Neurocore get a better idea of some of the causes of depression and help them to see the big picture. One of the noticeable characteristics of depression is the outright change in routine and functionality but the exact causes are still unknown to scientists. They have found that bouts of depression can often last, days, months or even years depending on the severity of their symptoms. So we wish them the best of luck in their research and hope they are successful in treating it.