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Can electrical stimulation of diffrent areas of the brain stop mental disorders?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
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In brief: "Stop" = remission

Brian stimulation therapies (bst's) rely on electricity, magnets, or implants applied to the brain to treat depressive disorders and other mental disorders.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the oldest and most researched of this treatment category. The consortium for research in ECT study, found an 86% remission rate for those with severe depression. There are 3 other promising bst approaches.

In brief: "Stop" = remission

Brian stimulation therapies (bst's) rely on electricity, magnets, or implants applied to the brain to treat depressive disorders and other mental disorders.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the oldest and most researched of this treatment category. The consortium for research in ECT study, found an 86% remission rate for those with severe depression. There are 3 other promising bst approaches.
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