Chicago Tribune: Stimulating one brain area may ease tough-to-treat depression

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

Electrical stimulation of a certain part of the brain may offer a new option for “treatment-resistant” depression, a small new study suggests.Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that 25 patients with moderate-to-severe depression gained significant improvement in their mood after electrical stimulation of a brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC). (December 4, 2018)

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