Woman’s severe depression successfully treated using ‘pacemaker for the brain’

Scientists have successfully treated a person with severe depression using a surgically implanted device, a new study has suggested.

The device, which has been described as “the equivalent of a pacemaker for the brain”, is able to tap into the specific brain circuit involved in depressive brain patterns and reset them.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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