The left frontal area of the brain is involved in positive emotion and the right frontal area is involved in negative emotion. EEG studies have shown that depressed clients have excess slow-wave (alpha) activity in the left frontal area which leads to diminished positive emotion. Too much left frontal alpha is associated with symptoms of sadness, decreased motivation and energy along with difficulty concentrating. Neurofeedback can be used to train the brain to decrease the amount of alpha waves in the left frontal lobe and diminish these symptoms.
Bloomington Neurofeedback employs many different evidence-based treatments which can be effective for a client suffering with recurring depression. Through a caring and safe relationship, the client will learn to understand themselves better. Therapy will facilitate learning new strategies for dealing with difficulties in life and to help decrease the symptoms of depression.