The objective of this blog is to evangelize about the benefits of brainwave entrainment as a non invasive alternative to relieve common mental afflictions such as stress, migraine, or depression, as well as, to enhance mental faculties such as IQ, memory, focus. etc.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
A redical way to help to reduce depression
Are you depressed? Do not worry. Depressive disorders affect approximately 18.8 million American adults or about 9.5% of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.
Furthermore, everyone, at some time in their life, will be affected by depression. Moreover, pre-schoolers are the fastest-growing market for antidepressants. At least four percent of preschoolers (over a million) are clinically depressed.
However, do you know what Depression is? From the point of view of neurology, depression is a brainwave imbalance common to depressed individuals. Depressed people tend to have an hyperactive right (emotional) hemisphere dominating their left (logical) one. That's why depressed people show irrational behavior and in many cases commit suicide.
Happily, brainwave entrainment offers and entirely new way to treat depression. Depression reduction sessions reduce activity in the right brain hemisphere, while increasing activity in the left, giving your more control over yourself and reducing irrational thought patterns.
In late 2007, David Cantor, Ph.D. released the details of a controlled pilot study on depression. He reported that after 4 weeks of using 14 Hz brainwave entrainment, testing revealed "a huge drop" in self-reported depression scores. The treatment even showed a sustained effect, with testing showing lasting results a month after treatment had ceased.
Dr. Norman Shealy, Dr. Ray Smith, Saul Rosenthal, Norman Wulfsohn, Sual Liss and other researchers have found that depression can be reduced with brainwave stimulation. Shealy studied Serotonin levels in particular, and found that a mere 2 weeks of treatment was enough to lift 60% of subjects out of depression. Subjects showed a subsequent increase not only in levels of Serotonin, but also norepinephrine, dopamine and beta-endorphins.
Thus, by listening repeatedly to depression sessions you not only will get quick relieve from depression but also the results will be sustained in the long term. In summary, your brain can learn how to work without depression.
In Mentallion.com you can find a set of FREE online therapies for depression in several flavors, with or without music. The link is:
Because this session presents separate stimulation to each brain hemisphere, headphones are required. It is important to make sure that your headphones are on correctly, with the right side on your right ear, and left side on your left ear.