Monday, November 14, 2011

Neurofeedback and Teen Depression

This is a link to an August 2011 eight minute radio broadcast on research being done by Brown University, Tufts University, and Harvard University using neurofeedback to alleviate depression in teens.

You can listen to it on your computer or download an mp3 file. 

The experiment described uses a different type of neurofeedback than NeurOptimal®, the type I use. But I'm happy to see this research being done. These teenagers are going to have a very different experience of adolescence than they might have had, without the neurofeedback.

That's if the research happens. Unfortunately, the researchers have been having trouble finding enough teenagers to fill their study. If you know of someone in the Boston area, there is a link to follow on the Radio Boston website.

I'm not a researcher, but here are the types of things my clients have reported about depression.

  • Noticing the signs of depression but being able to choose to not "go there."
  • Reducing or eliminating anti-depressant use.
  • Depression symptoms disappearing entirely.
  • Frequency, duration and/or intensity of episodes minimizing.

For more examples of how neurofeedback can help, click on the link to my website below.

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback


  1. Wow, this is good. I am very happy to hear such news. I bet if there are more teenagers that will join in the study it will give very positive outcome. And I am sure that the outcome will help thousands of teens undergoing depression.

  2. Sounds great, this could be really helpful for a lot of young sufferers. Until it's rolled out worldwide there are heaps of resources and guides to how to feel happy.

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