Most people think of depression as feelings of sadness or hopelessness; losing energy and interest in things that we used to enjoy; or eating too much or too little; or maybe sleeping too much or too little.
Depression is a natural expression of our “feelings” system that says there is something disconnected. We are drawn inside to reflective thought to find new ways to correct the external world/situation so that we can “reconnect”. However, if we disregard this inner communication, and persist with the activity or ignore the disconnect, the effect can become more pervasive and become clinical depression.
Clinical depression can truly change one’s ability to think, act, or do. In studies, depression has been shown to impair attention and memory, allow proper decision-making or proper motivation. Equally, depression can make one less flexible or more narrowly focused, (the ability to adapt your goals and strategies to changing situations) and can affect executive functioning (the ability to take all the steps to get something done).
People with PTSD may have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experiences, even long after the event has ended. Much like those with depression or anxiety, they may feel sadness, fear or anger; and they may feel detached from other people. Unintentional triggers, such as sound, smell, or touch can create a strong negative reaction.
For those with addictions and after detoxification has been completed, the NeuroCoach for Recovery Program improves brain capabilities and increases IQ, decision-making, thinking abilities, self-regulation and impulse control. Cognitive training combined with our proprietary therapeutic imprinting technologies focus on the triggers that lead to relapse. The result is an actual shift in behavior, breaking the relapse cycle, allowing the individual to make proper rational choices.
For many, the first course to correction is medications. However, at NTLGroup, we provide cognitive enhancement programs for the depressed brain without the use of medications using the NeuroCoach Training System.