PROTOCOLS OF NEUROFEEDBACK IN TREATMENT OF PATIENTS SUFFERING WITH DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS

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Depression is one of the most common affective disorders, and it is the main psychological problem of modern society. Pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy methods are used in medicine as traditional treatment of depressive disorders. However, there is a therapeutic problem of drug resistance, despite the significant progress in understanding neurophysiological mechanisms of depression progression. The neurofeedback is one of alternative therapeutic methods, which makes it possible to activate the ability of self-regulation of the brain by means of every second feedback about changes of bioelectrical activity given in the form of audio and video information. In the article main protocols of neurofeedback method in treatment of patients with depressive disorders are considered and recommendations are given for modernization and improving the efficacy of this method which will make it possible to accelerate processes of rehabilitation of patients suffering with depressive disorders.

T F Shamaeva

FSBSI «Institute of Experimental Medicine»

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