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Scottsdale Neurofeedback Institute: Depression Program
Robert Gurnee, MSW, DCSW, Director
8114 E. Cactus Road - Suite 200 | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 | (480) 424-7200 | add@add-clinic.com
Est. 1982

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Welcome to the Attention Deficit Disorder Clinic: Depression Program

Depression involves some of the following symptoms:

1. Sadness
2. Reduced capacity for joy and pleasure
3. Reduced energy, fatigue
4. Feelings of hopelessness
5. Irritability, anger outbursts
6. Feelings of guilt
7. Low self esteem
8. Social withdrawal

Our research utilizing QEEG Topographic Brainwaves with thousands of people who have met diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder have characteristically found the same twelve subtypes.

The QEEG brain map measures a patient's brain electrical activity which correlates with blood flow, metabolism and neurotransmitters. By comparing a patient's EEG to norms from six QEEG normative data bases (including the New York University QEEG Database) abnormalities can be easily determined that are statistically significant. The most common is elevated central Alpha (8 – 12 Hz) electrically. This subtype is most likely to respond to SSRI type medications like Prozac. Elevated central Theta (4 – 8 Hz) is most likely to respond to Wellbutrin. However, not all respond like these two subtypes and/or develop unacceptable side effects. Patients with the other ten subtypes are much less likely to respond to antidepressants we have found. All twelve subtypes have usually been responsive to EEG Neurofeedback. The majority of patients can change their brainwaves in the necessary direction and the depressive symptoms are reduced as the brainwaves move toward normal. The improvements are usually lasting.

Since there are twelve subtypes we have found it necessary to utilize six normative QEEG databases so that we can train with great specificity and accuracy.

Attention Deficit Disorder Clinic
Telephone: (480) 625-4123
Facsimile: (480) 424-7800
Email us: add@add-clinic.com