Biofeedback for Anxiety and Depression
In short, anxiety is a condition when you feel a fear, worry or unease down deep inside and it cannot be controlled. Although the source of these symptoms is not always known, the most common cause of anxiety is stress and tension. There are many types of anxiety disorders including social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, sleep, dental or anxiety preceding athletic competition, or other specific phobias and fears.
In short, depression is a condition when you feel unhappy, sad, miserable and trapped with no way out. Although we all sometimes in our lives feel the same way, depression is a condition which last for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.
Biofeedback Machines for Treating Depression and Anxiety
The trick is to learn techniques that teach your mind and body to control these negative thoughts and feelings, and your mind and body's natural reactions to situations that trigger these emotions. There are several techniques and native remedies for treating depression and anxiety reduction with no medications and unwanted side effects. Is it worth to give them a try when you can swallow a pill and be happy? What do you think? Share your thoughts with us.
In addition to self hypnosis, there is another self-therapy proven to be very effective and work well in treatment of anxiety and depression - Biofeedback.
The Wild Divine system by IOM was one of the most advanced and best biofeedback personal equipment for working at home, by opinions of many users and reviewers, for a long time. This was mainly due to software that resembles a computer game very much. Numerous excellent Wild Divine programs are available. However, there is another biofeedback system appeared on the market in recent years, which takes a place of the best system for home use - ThoughtStream USB Biofeedback system (see below). Anyway, the Wild Divine comes with a wide range of programs and games for any purpose. The most popular package is the Relaxing Rhythms, the 15-step guided mind and body training program which is cost around $299 (including software and hardware) . Follow the link for more detailed descritpon on the Wild Divine.
With a price below $100, the ThoughtStream is one of the most affordable and best buy biofeedback machines on the market, today. There are some cheaper devices around, but they are uncomparable with the ThoughtStream by quality and abilities. Like the Wild Divine, the ThoughtStream also consists of hardware parts and software. But, unlike the Wild Divine, it can be used with a free software, which is a big advantage (optionaly you can buy the "Mental Games" computer software - interactive biofeedback games). You can simply connect the ThoughtStream USB to your Windows PC, while the hand sensor measures the rapid, tiny fluctuations in your GSR (skin's electrical resistance). Learn More.
One of the most popular biofeedback devices is the Muse system. It is designed to guide you to a calm mind. It consists of the headband and headphones. Tthe headband uses brain-sensing technology to measure whether your mind is calm or active, and translates those signals into guiding sounds. Learn more about Muse.