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More evidence that deep brain stimulation may help treat mental illness
January 2nd, 2012
04:04 PM ET

More evidence that deep brain stimulation may help treat mental illness

A new study is advancing the possibility that mentally ill patients who do not respond to conventional therapies may benefit from battery-powered electrodes surgically implanted in their brains.

The procedure, called Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), uses a pacemaker-like device to deliver small, steady electrical charges to specific brain circuits that control our moods.

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