Depression Case Study 3

14-year-old boy with Depression and Learning Disabilities

Childhood depression: oppositional: behavior; learning disabilities school and home behavior problems. academic problems. history: birth tralma; concussion. family history of ADD, hyperactivity. and learning disabilities.

EEG Training History

Session 4: smiling and more talkative at training session
Session 12: more cheerful at home.
Session 16: improved grooming and dress.
Session 18: grandmother observed that c. was able to laugh and carry on a friendly conversation.
Session 25: suspended from school for truancy.
Session 26-29: more talkative and friendly.
EEG Observations
Excess low frequency at baseline.

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Revised (WISC-R)
Retest performed after 30 sessions.

Verbal IQ: Prior to training = 112 After training = 139
Performance IQ: Prior to training = 98 After training = 123

Figure 1. WISC-R data for JCT

Retesting performed after session 30. still observe episodic depression; oppositional behavior. eeg training continuing at session 31.

EEG training was conducted with EEG Spectrum’s standard Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) protocols of augmentation in either the sensorimotor rhythm (SMR, 12-15 Hz) spectral band, or the low beta (15-18 Hz) spectral band, concurrently with inhibition of excessive activity in the 4-7 Hz band and the 22-30 Hz band, typically at sensorimotor cortex (Cz, C3, and C4). Each training sessions consisted of 30 minutes on a Neurocybernetics instrument.

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