How clinical depression is being successfully treated through implant

American scientists have identified a biomarker in brain that can indicate spiking in symptoms of treatment-resistant depression. In a trial with a single patient, a device was implanted in brain that monitored for such activity fired targeted electrical pulses only when required. This resulted in successful treatment of depression. ThePrint’s SandhyaRamesh explains these early findings.
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Supplementary reading:
Closed-loop neuromodulation in an individual with treatment-resistant depression https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01480-w

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A ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’: No Treatment Helped Her Depression — Until This https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/04/health/depression-treatment-deep-brain-stimulation.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur
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