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Brain stimulation to treat depression in young people

Brain stimulation to treat depression in young people

Deep brain stimulation is a method already being used successfully to treat major depression. However, there is one group of patients that needs more attention. In their case, often neither psychological nor pharmaceutical therapy brings any improvement.

These are young people between the ages of 16 and 24 with depression and suicidal behavior. Therefore, experts have developed a device that stimulates the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. This technique, added to cognitive exercise sessions, reduces symptoms associated with depression.

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In recent years, new technologies combined with state-of-the-art computational analysis, modeling, and artificial intelligence have changed many things. For example, we can see what's going on in many mental disorders at the neurological level. This facilitates the development of more effective treatments. What's more, it helps us understand these mental conditions more deeply...

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