We help you to get over depression
What is depression?
Sadness and melancholy are two feelings which can be present in some moments of our life and they are not pathologic per se, but in some situations they can become pathologic. When this mood is persistent in one’s life for a certain period and the symptoms related to this sadness start affecting the capacity to relate to others, to work or to get through the day, sadness converts into a depressive disorder. Depression is a debilitating disorder which causes feelings of constant sadness and which seriously affects daily activities and for all these reasons the individual who suffers from depression should search for help and treatment.
Which are symptoms of depression?
The most common symptoms in adults are the following:
- Consistent low mood, lack of motivation, loss of energy and hope. The individual can feel extremely sad, empty, without hope but at the same time could also experience irritability.
- Diminished interest or capacity to feel pleasure in all or almost all activities.
- Significant loss of weight or gain of weight without changes in the diet or physical training.
- Insomnia or hypersomnia almost every day.
- Evident agitation or psychomotor slowness almost all day and every day
- Fatigue, tiredness and loss of energy almost all days.
- Feelings of uselessness or excessive and inappropriate guilts (which can be delirious) almost all days
- Loss of concentration and thinking
- Difficulties in decision making
- Constant negative thinking which can lead to suicidal thoughts.
Types of depression
Depression can be mild, moderate or serious.
Recurrent depressive disorder
Disorder of disruptive dysregulation of mood: chronic and persistent irritability with verbal or behavioral aggression (against an object or against oneself or others).
This type of depression is more frequently found among men and school age children.
Major depressive disorder: The individual feels empty, sad and hopeless almost all day and almost every day. Symptoms are diminished interest or capacity to feel pleasure in all or almost all activities, weight loss or gain, insomnia or hypersomnia, psychomotor agitation or slowness, fatigue or loss of energy, diminished capacity for thinking and decision, suicidal thoughts or fear of death.
How do we treat depression?
In our center we offer alternative, non invasive and effective treatments such as neurofeedback and EMDR. Moreover, to make a diagnosis we do a topographical brain mapping (EEG)
Benefits of neurofeedback and EMDR for depression
Through the topographical brain mapping we can diagnose the type of depression according to the brain waves and the affected brain areas in order to develop a personalized treatment. With the EMDR we desensitize and reprocess traumas and difficult situations in one’s history which interfere with the normal functioning by evocating a persistent distress.