Deep Brain Stimulation to treat mood disorder for the first time tested in humans © Dr. Craig Hacking, A. Prof Frank Gaillard
Deep Brain Stimulation to treat mood disorder for the first time tested in humans © Dr. Craig Hacking, A. Prof Frank Gaillard
Scientists are in the process of developing brain implants that can be used to treat mood and epilepsy disorders in humans. Brains can be electrically stimulated through these devices whenever needed to improve emotions. The researchers are working with epilepsy patients that already have electrodes implanted in their brain to track epileptic seizures. With new deep brain stimulation protocols it might be possible to also apply the implants to treat mood disorders in the future, such as posttraumatic stress disorder in war veterans.

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