In the case of depression, a number of centres responsible for regulating mood have been identified. Poor regulation of these centres can lead to depressive symptoms. Depression is a disorder that differs from usual mood swings as well as brief emotional responses to problematic situations that arise in everyday life. It affects to health seriously, causing great suffering and altering the activities carried out by the individual who suffers.
In depression disorder, it is established that the prefrontal cortex, amygdala and hippocampus, are responsible for mood, so poor regulation or instability in any of these elements can trigger depressive symptoms.
The application of neurofeedback technique restores the mechanism by which the brain wave patterns are regulated, allowing the activation of positive cognitive schemas in the individual. That is, in a non-invasive way, the brain is trained in order to be able to self-regulate and achieve a stability that improves the state of the subject.
In addition to the treatment of neurofeedback, it increases motivation and self-efficacy, since patients perceive their ability to regulate their emotions. It is a training that will achieve a symptomatic and psychological improvement.