A Natural Treatment for Depression
Depression is an extremely complex disease, so much so that doctors and researchers are not able to pinpoint exactly what causes it. While for some people, a life-altering situation such as the death of a loved one can trigger depression, for others there is no obvious reason for the onset of depression.
The brain is responsible for our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviors. Different parts of the brain talk to one another by transmitting electrical signals along neurons that connect one area of the brain to another. These signals are called neuronal oscillations, or brainwaves. We have learned that the brainwaves we are exhibiting control how we feel, not the other way round.
When our brain waves are not optimal, or are out of balance, there can also be exhibited a neuro-physical imbalance, which manifests itself as depression.
When treating disorders such as depression, all neurofeedback training begins with the same initial information gathering—from nineteen specific sites on the head using painless, non-invasive sensors. Once the neurofeedback practitioner has gathered a benchmark of current brainwave activity, they can determine what needs to be changed within the brain in order to reduce the symptoms of depression. The patient learns to train the brain to operate more efficiently by responding to visual feedback - for example, a screen that darkens and lightens as brainwave patterns change - to create self-regulation of brain waves.
Over the course of the treatments, neurofeedback creates permanent positive changes. Read more about the neurofeedback process.
Depression Treatment Timeline
For informational purposes only. Individual Depression treatment plans may vary.
Initial Depression Treatment Consultation
We meet and discuss your or your child’s case details and suggest a tailored depression treatment plan specific to your scenario.
Testing and First Treatment
In the first depression treatment session we test the brainwave patterns using a sophisticated EEG equipment and establish a baseline. Imbalances are recorded and a specific course of at home depression treatment is established. Patient receives neurofeedback equipment to take home in order to proceed with depression treatments from the comfort of their own home which saves both time and costs from a more traditional strictly in-clinic approach.
In-Home Neurofeedback Training
Patients conduct in home neurofeedback training with equipment provided by the ONS team, 4-5 times per week. It takes approximately 40 minutes to conduct the neurofeedback training for best results.
Final Review and Retest
This in-clinic session will retest the new brainwave patterns to confirm depression treatment effectiveness. Most clients will already see the results first hand in changes prior to the retest.