My Experience With Brain Reward
I did not suffer from severe depression, however starting in adolescence, I jealously wondered why other people seemed to truly enjoy life, especially happy occasions, and I couldn’t.
By the time I was introduced to Brain Reward I had recognized what had plagued me most of my life as dysthymia* and had tried everything short of prescription medication.
My world was getting smaller and smaller as I lost interest, motivation and desire to connect with others.
What a lifesaver Brain Reward has been! It was designed to support the whole Serotonin to Dopamine cascade in the brain, unlike SSRIs which intervene at just an intersection, sooner or later causing a down regulation of our own Dopamine production. And since Dopamine is our “feel good” neurotransmitter, the long term use of an SSRI can backfire.
My experience with Brain Reward has been like the lights got turned on. It’s no longer the case that I put off doing things because I just don’t feel like it. I am more inspired to act and have the motivation and desire to do so. There is a greater sense of connection with others and the ability to be playful and upbeat that I remember from childhood has returned.
Yours In Health,
*Persistent depressive disorder, also called dysthymia (dis-THIE-me-uh), is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression. You may lose interest in normal daily activities, feel hopeless, lack productivity, and have low self-esteem and an overall feeling of inadequacy. These feelings last for years and may significantly interfere with your relationships, school, work and daily activities.
If you have persistent depressive disorder, you may find it hard to be upbeat even on happy occasions — you may be described as having a gloomy personality, constantly complaining or incapable of having fun.