Electrical brain implants: a new way to treat depression?
We could be on the verge of a breakthrough. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, found new ways of treating mental illnesses such as depression by identifying a "biomarker" that indicates the onset of symptoms. Clive Cookson explores the history of using electrical pulses to treat mental illness, how researchers developed this new technique, and what it could mean for the future.
From Financial Times