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”.