BRAIN STIMULATION FOR DEPRESSION

A brain implant is a pretty grave step to treat depression, and not all trials have been successful, but a new paper in the American Journal of Psychiatry says that among people who have had it done, many have seen their depression lighten for a surprisingly long time — as long as eight years. The technique, which is also used to treat Parkinson’s, stimulates a part of the brain called Brodmann Area 25 and it’s battery-operated just like a pacemaker, The New York Times reported. The study’s authors encouraged manufacturers not to give up on depression, and to submit their devices for further trials.

 


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