Depression and Anxiety Occurring Together

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Feelings of depression and anxiety can be normal for a person to experience during difficult times in life such as during a divorce or after losing a loved one. However, if the feelings persist for extended periods of time, treatment may be necessary to regain normal day to day functioning. Symptoms of comorbid depression and anxiety include sadness, fear, sleep issues, appetite changes, and more. Learn more about anxiety and depression.

Depression and anxiety are two different psychological disorders that are both capable of affecting a person’s ability to function independently and/or efficiently. However, depression and anxiety are commonly comorbid, meaning they occur simultaneously in the same person. In fact, in a 12 month period, 50% of adults who have psychological disorders have two or more simultaneously. Depression and anxiety occur due to imbalances in the brain that ultimately affect how the brain functions. When the brain is not functioning at an optimal level, daily functioning becomes more difficult and symptoms begin to appear.

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Neurofeedback works to correct the imbalances in the brain naturally to eliminate symptoms of anxiety and depression. The process of neurofeedback begins with an initial brain map, or quantitative EEG, that pinpoints where the brain is having trouble functioning. Protocol is then developed to correct the areas in the brain that are not functioning at an optimal level.

Neurofeedback helps people live the life they deserve by improving and normalizing daily functioning. Those suffering with anxiety and depression understand how difficult doing even the most simple tasks can be. Accomplishing bigger goals seems nearly impossible. Calm the struggle. Schedule a free consultation with our director Dr. Jolene Ross.