Yes, neurofeedback is considered a simple, safe, and non-invasive treatment that does not have the adverse effects of medications. However, it is more expensive than taking medications.
Sensors are attached to specific brain areas that are not functioning properly, which are attached to an EEG machine. When your brain waves are more relaxed, you get a positive reward but when they act in the opposite manner, the positive reward is taken away. In this way, your brain learns to alter its state which can help with treating mood issues. This helps manage thoughts and emotions, thus reducing depression.
The number of sessions depends on the individuals’ severity of depression, and how responsive they are to the neurofeedback training.
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