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A chip in the brain against depression

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A quick and lasting relief from the symptoms of major depression, without the use of conventional drugs or therapies. This is what the researchers of the University of California at San Francisco have achieved, who on the pages of Nature Medicine describe the first success in the treatment of a psychiatric disorder through adaptive Deep Brain Stimulation (or Dbs), or the use of electrodes implanted in the brain to “switch off” certain areas of the brain in a targeted way, just when their abnormal activity arouses the onset of depressive symptoms.

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