Major depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders that is with depressed mood and characterized by feelings of sadness, low self esteem and lack of interest or pleasure in daily activities.he basic symptoms of depression include depressed mood, pessimistic thoughts, inability to gain pleasure, loss of energy and mental slowdown. Depressed mood is not always evident. Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that changes brain waves' activity. It shows the patient how to train his/her brain waves within a few sessions and as a result improves the natural state. The study is quiet important as Neurofeedback could be a promising tool for avoiding side effects of anti-depressant drugs. Kumano et al. and Rosenfeld in preliminary case studies and Waldkoetter & Sanders in pilot studies showed neurofeedback may decrease depressive symptom. Baehr et al. evaluated an alpha asymmetry neurofeedback protocol in the treatment of mood disorders and also did one to five years post therapy Follow-up. In this study only 3 out of 6 patients with mood disorders was treated by right hemisphere alpha training. Raymond et al. evaluated the effects of alpha/theta neurofeedback on personality and mood. Rosenfeld, proposed EEG biofeedback protocol for affective disorders. Dias and Deusen show that most protocols including Alpha hemispheric asymmetry and theta/beta ratio in the left prefrontal cortex were useful in depression treatment. In 2005 a study on 15 patients with depression carried out by Hammond showed the use of neurofeedback protocol can endure improvement approximately in 80 % of cases with frontal alpha wave asymmetry.
Peyman Hashemian, Seyed Alireza Sadjadi (2015) Evaluation of Neurofeedback Therapy in Adolescents with Major Depressive Disorder Who Take Fluoxetine. J Psychiatry 18:180. doi: 10.4172/1994-8220.1000180