FAQs About Brain Training

Brain training is an innovative therapeutic method for treating depression. If you are still struggling with depression even after trying anti-depressants and various therapies, you might benefit from brain training. Dr. Renee Clauselle, the experienced psychologist at Renee Clauselle Wellness in Franklin Square, NY, provides brain training services to help you deal with depression and improve your overall wellbeing. 

What is Brain Training?

Brain training is a non-invasive and painless method for treating depression and other conditions without medication. It involves conditioning or retraining the brain to think differently, which helps reduce depressive symptoms. The training is done through a video game type program, whereby patients engage in various games and activities designed to promote positive changes in the way the brain functions. 

How Does Brain Training Help with Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that can impact an individual’s quality of life by making it difficult to enjoy daily activities. The condition is associated with a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Loss of appetite 
  • Sense of hopelessness 
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Difficult concentrating 
  • Difficulty sleeping 
  • Social isolation  
  • Mood swings
  • Sadness 

Sometimes therapy and anti-depressant medications are not enough to adequately alleviate the symptoms of depression. One reason these treatment methods might not be as effective for some individuals is that depression can contribute to weaker executive functioning of the brain, which medication and therapy might not be able to correct.

When executive brain functions are weak, someone might ruminate about certain events or experiences associated with rejection, sadness, or loss, for example. Brain training helps by reconditioning the brain to operate differently so cognitive function and abilities are improved. The result is a reduction in the symptoms of depression. 

How Often is Brain Training Needed?

Dr. Clauselle offers brain training at our Franklin Square, NY, wellness office to help clients find relief from depressive symptoms and experience joy again. Individuals typically engage in brain training for an hour at a time. The number of one-hour training sessions needed per week varies and depends on the individual, their situation, and the severity of the depression. Dr. Clauselle can determine how often you should perform brain training to experience optimal results.

If you are dealing with depression and have not experienced adequate relief from medication or therapy, brain training could help. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Clauselle to learn more about brain training by calling Renee Clauselle Wellness in Franklin Square, NY, at (516) 900-7589.

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