World Mental Health Day: brain implant a possible alternative to long-term medication – The National

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  • Date: 10-Oct-2021
  • Source: The National
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Country: UAE
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World Mental Health Day: brain implant a possible alternative to long-term medication – The National

Brain implants to treat depression are being hailed as a “major step forward” in mental health care by UAE psychiatrists.

Surgeons hope implants could offer an alternative to long-term reliance on antidepressants, although research into the efficacy of deep brain stimulation at the University of California in San Francisco is still in the early stages.

This is a very significant piece of work, but these are early days, and this area requires more research

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