New study: Neurofeedback may help with Treatment-Resistant Depression
A new pilot study out of South Korea looked at the effects of neurofeedback on Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD). TRD is a debilitating form of depression that is especially resistant to pharmaceutical treatments and affects an estimated 100 million people worldwide. In the study, 12 patients with TRD went through 12 weekly neurofeedback sessions. Their TRD symptoms were measured at the start of the treatment, and again at weeks 1, 4 and 12. Researchers found that by the end of the study, 8 had experienced improvement, and 5 of those had seen their depression improve enough that they were in remission. By contrast, the 12 in the control group saw no change in their symptoms throughout the study.
While the small numbers of this pilot study highlight the need for further research, the results so far are promising. To learn more, click here.
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