World Economic Forum Pushes Brain Implants to “ Battle Depression”

By Styles P

October 27, 2021

A recent story from Economic World Forum claims that The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) was able to treat a patient’s long term depression with a “ Brain Pacemaker”.


The method is known as Personalized Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and acts as a neural pacemaker; it zaps patients with electricity when it senses them getting depressed.


Andrew Krystal, UCSF professor of psychiatry, said, “We’ve developed a precision medicine approach that has successfully managed our patient’s treatment-resistant depression by identifying and modulating the circuit in her brain that’s uniquely associated with her symptoms”.


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