Deep brain stimulation relieves depression
CTV News reports that Canadian researchers have discovered that a surgical technique known as Deep Brain Stimulation can relieve symptoms for sufferers of a severe form of Major Depressive Disorder. Treatment effects last at least a year. Surgeons targeted the subcallosal cingulated gyrus, part of the brain believed to be overactive for patients with depression, and used an electrical current to regulate activity in the area. You can read more here.
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