Being depressed often feels like carrying a very heavy burden.
If you suffer with depression or anxiety, you are not alone.
Millions of People suffer from some form of depression.
The frenetic, panicky energy of anxiety and the lonely, listless quality of depression may seem like polar opposites, but the truth is, anxiety and depression are just different manifestations of a core dysfunction in the brain.
Depression is more than just feeling sad. Everyone feels upset or unmotivated from time to time, but depression is more serious. It is a mood disorder characterized by prolonged feelings of sadness and loss of interest in daily activities. If these symptoms persist for a period of at least two weeks, it is considered a depressive episode.
Medications just treat the symptoms and do not correct the source of the problem in the brain. Some people with depression prefer non-drug approaches to help them manage their symptoms. Research shows that approximately 30-40% of patients with depression have only a partial response to pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions. At Asheville Brain Training, our approach is different.
When you correct the imbalance, your brain is better able to receive and process serotonin and dopamine, the key neurotransmitters for a healthy brain.
We measure brain function with a quantitative EEG brain map, so that we can see any dysregulation in the brain waves that are associated with depression and/or anxiety. Once we see the source of the problem, we target that area for change through neurofeedback brain training. This allows you to reshape your brain, not just mask your symptoms.
And when your brain starts to function better, you will feel well enough to participate in life, connect with others, and do the things you love.