Depression is a common mental illness affecting millions of people in the US. There are several types of depressive disorders such as Persistent Depressive Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Postpartum Depression, and Seasonal Affective Disorder. Depression can be difficult to understand for those people who don’t suffer from it especially when there are many factors to depression. As a matter of fact, factors that cause depression aren’t always easy to pinpoint just like how symptoms of the mental illness aren’t always obvious. It’s common for depression to give a sense of hopelessness which, in serious cases, can manifest into thoughts of suicide and even worse, actually committing suicide. With alarming rates of suicide among people, especially the young, there needs to be more funding for depression research. Despite depression being such a harsh illness, it can be treated with antidepressants and therapy, or as an alternative can be treated with neurofeedback therapy.
Neurocore Brain Performance Centers is a privately held company, founded in 2004, working within the Health, Wellness and Fitness Industry that has 51-200 employees. This company specializes in helping children and adults with issues surrounding their mental health such as sleep, ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress, autism, and migraines. Neurocore works to improve brain performance by providing “data-driven, brain-based assessments, and training programs”. These resources allow people with said issues to sleep better, concentrate better, and stress less.
Neurocore has valuable resources to figure out how well each patients brain is working and the type of help each patient needs individually. With advanced qEEG technology, with the “Heart Rate Variability” test, the “Integrated Visual and Auditory Continuous Performance” test, along with a behavioral checklist, it is now easier to figure out what exactly is up with each brain and easier to give the right feedback. The Neurofeedback Brain Performance Training involves biofeedback training and the fun neurofeedback training which involves only watching a movie. Both types of training are proven to increase energy level, reduce stress, and improve mood.