Scientists have found many different ways to use neurofeedback over the years but could it also be used as a surefire treatment for patients suffering from depression? Neurocore certainly thinks so. Back in the mid-1930’s, Frederick Lemere was the first scientist to begin studying the effects of neurofeedback on patients with depression. Over 80 years later, Neurocore is now using the research he published to attempt to treat clinical depression using neurofeedback and they seem to be having much success. Of the 292 patients they’ve already treated, over three-fourths of them have reported a significant alleviation in the severity of their symptoms while over half of the patients no longer meet the requirements necessary to be considered a patient with depression.
— Neurocore (@neurocore) August 26, 2018
As a result of these successes, they have now created a medication-free depression treatment program wherein they use Qeeg technology to monitor the brainwaves of their patients in an effort to determine the inherent cause of clinical depression. In addition to this, they’re also using a particular scale that is called the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment. With over 10 million adults in the US alone suffering from some form of depression, this research is becoming all the more paramount with each passing day. Many scientists currently believe that an increase in alpha activity is one of the key factors in helping cure depression.
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Neurocore was founded back in 2004 as a brain training company to help people better focus where they’re at work and school and to help them become better students and employees. In the 14 years since they were first founded, Neurocore has become one of the leading authorities in the field of applied neurosciences and they’ve even attracted some well-renowned sports franchises and athletes such as the Portland Trailblazers.
They currently have locations in two different states, Michigan and Florida, and this includes eight different performance centers to help anyone suffering from a neurological disorder. They’re not sure what the future holds for them but they have exciting plans for the next few years. So we wish them the best of luck and success.