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Depression: Understanding your Brain’s Emotional Responses

Do you know your illness?

The pharmaceutical race seems to have made people feel that there is a pill to cure everything. Have a headache? Here’s a pill for that. Does worrying about all your deadlines keep you up at night? Here’s a pill for that. What is it about pills that people find so attractive?

Really, it is a simple fact that one pill is easier to swallow then facing your problems. Having to undergo psychological treatment forces the individual to face their anxieties, fears, and nightmares. But, pills pose as magical substitutes for hard work.

Falling for Traps

No longer being able to find the joys you once had in people, places, and previous desires can be frightening, if not threatening. When this happens, people tend to be drawn towards headlines promising instant results, and cheap substitutes. However, like exercising, therapy takes time to show results.

But the truth is, there is no cheap or fast way to get healthy. When it comes to physical health, even surgical solutions require lifelong post-surgery diets and regimens.

The Science

The human brain influences behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Unlike physical and external organs, it is one of the hardest things to understand or visualize. Until modern medicine and MRI scans, seeing the human brain was more of a mad scientist’s dream than an everyday reality.

Today, seeing inside the brain is still a difficult task, and targeting illnesses and disorders such as anxiety and depression are almost impossible without help from therapy. Biopsychology is this branch and it analyzes how the brain influences our responses by combining basic psychology and neuroscience.

The Art

Depression falls under a difficult category because it varies from individual to individual. As an illness, depression requires a compassionate, and unique approach unlike most scientific or medical practices. Abstract concepts such as, love, must be taught and shown to patients. WE, at FamilyTimeCEnters, want to take the next step for patients, however, each person’s uniqueness and diversities bring with them different sets of needs, traumas, and anxieties. This forces our experiences therapists to work hard to generate personalized treatment plans for each patient, with care and creativity.

Quality Service

When you arrive at a FamilyTimeCenter nearest to you, our therapists, with over 20 years of experience, give insightful consultations before treatment begins. We provide the information you need to understand the specific type of depression you, or a family member, suffer from. We also assist in learning and training people about what is “maladaptive depression” and what “watch and wait” responses are.

FamilyTimeCenter offers services such as CBT and EEG neurofeedback, organic therapy, and natural therapy, in order to work with the specifics of each individual’s depression. Those who are on medication will not be shut out, but our therapists will work with your doctor to create a path that benefits you and your treatment the most.

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