DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.3.1091

Neurofeedback Training Intervention for Persons with Major Depression Disorder: Reducing Depressive Symptoms

Hao Liu

Abstract


According to the World Health Organization, 322 million people in the world were depressed in 2015. This study aimed to develop an effective training intervention for minimizing the depressive symptoms in persons with depression disorder. Neurofeedback Training (NT) was tested in a control-group experimental design: immediately after the NT and one week later. Participants were 32 Chinese college students (22 female students; mean age = 22.18). Our experimental study found positive effects of the training intervention on alpha band and depressive symptoms. Overall, NT can protect persons with depression disorder from an increase in depressive symptoms at the stage of depression.

Keywords


Neurofeedback, Depressive Symptoms, Recurrence of Symptoms, Training Intervention

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Supporting Agencies

Hubei Provincial College Teaching Reform Research Project (No. 2013160)



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