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Neurocore Wants to Change The Way Society Views Depression

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Depression affects over 16 million Americans, that’s 6.7% of the total population. It’s a growing problem in the United States and two-thirds of people with the illness don’t seek any help. The reasons for this are likely due to the stigma surrounding depression and mental health. Neurocore Brain Performance Centers wants to change the way people look at depression to curb the stigma behind the illness, and to raise awareness that depression is treatable. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.

The first of these changes is that depression can develop without any outside factors. Many people do become depressed from stress related events, depression can develop for no reason. Researchers believe that there may be a biological or genetic factor to depression. If a person has a family history of depression, they themselves are more at risk for developing depression.

Neurocore also wants people to be aware that there are more than one types of depressive orders. These include Major Depressive Disorder (low-self-esteem and sadness for at least two weeks), Persistent Depressive Disorder (depression that has lasted at least two years), Postpartum Depression (starts after childbirth and lasts from a week to a year) and Seasonal Affective Disorder (depression that usually happens during winter or when there is little sunlight).

Depression symptoms may not be obvious. The most common depression symptom is sadness, but other symptoms include lack of sleep or sleeping too much, fatigue or irritability. Others may not show any symptoms and experience what is called high-functioning depression.

Neurocore’s researchers have also found that depression can make physical changes in the human body. Depression can change a person’s brain patterns and also lead to physical symptoms such as shortness of breath, headaches, stomach problems and illness.

This is a hard subject to talk about, but suicide is the leading cause of death among today’s youth. Depression is the leading cause of suicide. If yourself, or anyone you know has thoughts of suicide please seek help immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s phone number is 1-800-273-8255. They are available 24 hours a day and even have online chatting options.

Lastly, Neurocore wants everyone to be aware that depression is a treatable illness. The earlier treatment for depression begins, the more effective it is. Depression treatments can include a combination of therapy, medication, exercise and non-drug therapy’s such as Neurofeedback therapy may be worth exploring. Read more about Neurocore at

Neurocore Brain Performance Centers use personalized treatment to help treat depression, ADHD, anxiety, memory issues and other brain related problems. Treatment begins with qEEG technology, heart rate and breathing analysis that while map the client’s brain. From there treatment is personalized to the individual client. Treatment can include Neurofeedback brain performance training and is available at both Neurocore centers and at home. Neurocore centers are located throughout Michigan and Florida.

If you are anyone you know is suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @ 1-800-273-8255 and seek help.


Jorge Moll Makes Astounding Changes in Neuroscience Research

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

With a passion to change and innovate research within his country of origin, Brazil, Jorge Moll made it a goal to head an Institute of research and education. He had always had a dream of assisting people who suffered from conditions that lowered the quality of their life. After receiving his M.D. in Neuroscience from the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and completed his residency, he went on to receive his Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology from Sao Paulo University. From there is where he made his transition to help as many people as he can.

Jorge Moll became the President and Board Member of D’or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR) as well as the Director of Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit (CBNU) and Neuroinformatics Workgroup, a top ranking laboratory that specializes in diagnostics and imaging. He embarked on his journey to continue research and education in the practices of Neuroscience in Brazil. Working with students, associates, scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs, he is able to gather information in order to build on the Education and Research Center for the benefits of his home country.

In 2006 Jorge Moll Co-headed a study regarding the effects of gift-giving on the brain. During the study, Moll would look closely at brain activity during a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fmri) to detect if there were changes in the brain during the experiment. The results showed that there was a significant change in brain activity, similar to feelings you get during enjoyable activities. This helped research to prove that giving back to your community is hard wired into our brains from times of evolution.

Jorge Moll continues to revolutionize the practices of Neuroscience through the D’or Institute of Research and Education. His research will continue to help us look at the human brain, and how we function. We have so much more to discover about the brain, and Jorge Moll will continue his efforts to dedicate all findings for the future of human kind.

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