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How an innovative treatment heals and empowers. Deep brain stimulation has been offered to a small number of patients who don’t respond to psychotherapy or medication. It involves implanting electrodes into the brain that allow for the delivery of electrical pulses. Julian Kiverstein, a senior researcher in the Department of Psychiatry at Amsterdam University Medical Center, reveals how it not only treats psychiatric disease but it changes the whole person, boosting confidence and expands their horizon of engagement and interest.