In America, at least 1 in 5 adults experiences some form of annual depression. Depression comes in many different forms and for varying reasons. Depression does not discriminate because of age. Children aged 8 to15 can suffer from some form of mental disorder. Granted, depression in some adults and children can last for a short period of time or in more severe cases, a lifetime. Here are 8 interesting facts that will have you looking at depression a little differently.
A ‘major depression’ is associated with an event that you’ve experienced like gaining weight, a general malaise where you have no interest in doing anything. This depression could form from feeling guilty, feeling tired, not getting enough sleep or more severe in this category are thoughts of suicide. A depression that is ‘persistent’ means that it lasts for years. Your appetite wanes, hardly sleep, feeling tired every day, you develop low self-esteem, concentration is difficult, or you feel hopeless. Read more about Neurocore at glassdoor.com.
Actually, the ‘bipolar disorder’ is a type of depression where you experience the highest highs and the lowest lows. More people experience ‘SAD’ (seasonal affective disorder) depression that occurs due to seasonal changes. Changes within the brain affect people, especially due to less sunlight. The more dangerous side of depression is called ‘psychotic.’ This type of depression is accompanied by hallucinations, paranoia, and delusional episodes.
Associated more in women, ‘postpartum’ and ‘premenstrual’ depression episodes are related to hormone changes that once was thought to be all in a woman’s mind, but is now backed by scientific evidence. Lastly, there are depression issues that are unique unto itself. However, depression is a real medical condition that is treatable.
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The Neurocore Brain Performance Centers has developed innovative techniques to address each type of depression malady. A neuro-diagnostic system retrains the brain in how it is to perform during depression episodes. People of all ages are helped with neurofeedback and biofeedback.
Neurocore was founded in 2004. Neurocore technology helps to teach patients how to breathe deeply while also charting each patients’ brain activity. Today, there are seven Brain Performance Centers throughout lower Michigan and two Centers in southern Florida.