Cutting Edge Trials for PTSD and Depression Involves Brain Implants

November 18, 2014, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

In a $70 million project funded by the American Military researchers are designing brain implants that can sit inside a person's head and detect the onset of depression of PTSD and stop the event before it starts.

The idea is that these sensors in your brain pick up when certain brain activity begins, and then the device will emit neural signals to correct the brains activity back to a normal pattern. The real challenge now lies in recognizing the neural signals that indicate depression or PTSD. Researchers compare the implants to GPS devices. You know where you are, where you are going, and the device can steer you back if you go off course.

A form of these implants is already in use in over 100,000 Parkinson's Disease patients, and in a small group of patients suffering from depression and PTSD. They have met with various success and failure both in terms of the device design and in terms of overall results. This next generation of implant holds hope for many people.

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