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 Depression  Holistic-online.com

Biofeedback

Anecdotal evidence suggests that EEG (brainwave) biofeedback (also known as neurotherapy) is effective in reducing the intensity of all types of depression. Neurotherapy attempts to change brainwave patterns through training-thus doing what drugs do chemically.

Biofeedback training is a systematized approach for learning relaxation that furnishes feedback evidence of reaching a calmer level of brainwave activity and physiological response. By allowing you to focus your energy in a self-empowering way, it gives you a greater feeling of control over your autonomic nervous system reactions (heart rate, blood pressure), including those triggered by stress. You get hooked up to an apparatus that measures your responses (heart rate, muscle tension, skin temperature, brain waves) while you focus on a sensory cue to help you relax.

Biofeedback has the advantage of putting the depressed person in charge of his own therapy, as the therapy and the training is done by the victim. He/she can use it at will whenever it is needed.

The number of training sessions required depends on the severity of the depression. 

bullet Depressive reaction may need only 6 sessions
bulletDysthymia may average 20
bulletMajor depression may need 30 to 60.

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