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December 22, 2015

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How magnets “reset” depressed brains

Magnetic pulses from a device applied to the head appear to “reset” the brains of depressed patients, according to a new study from the United Kingdom. The circuitry in a part of the right prefrontal cortex is known to be too active in depressed patients, causing excessive rumination and self absorption and impaired attention. When

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Could Magnets Help Treat Drug Addiction?

Two years ago, Antonello Bonci, a researcher at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, published a study in the journal Nature. After making rats so addicted to cocaine they’d brave electric shocks to get their fix, Bonci’s team stimulated the rats’ brains with a relatively new technique called optogenetics.  Continue Reading…

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Brain Stimulation Technique Might Treat Addiction

by MAGGIE FOX A brain stimulation technique approved to treat depression might also help patients conquer cocaine addiction, researchers reported Thursday. A very small study of cocaine addicts showed the treatments helped 70 percent of them lose their cravings for the drug, the team reports in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Some have stayed free of the

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Alternative Depression Therapy Available With No Side Effects

The holiday season can be a difficult time for people suffering with depression. It’s an issue that millions of families deal with at some point. Medications and therapy are helpful for many, but they don’t always work. Now there’s a different kind of therapy, with no side effects. The device may look funny, but depression

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