Jolting the Brain’s Circuits with Electricity Is Moving from Radical to Almost Mainstream Therapy. Some Crucial Hurdles Remain

January 12, 2022

(STAT News) – In the last half-dozen years, researchers have launched investigations into how different forms of neuromodulation affect addiction, depression, loss-of-control eating, tremor, chronic pain, obsessive compulsive disorder, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and more. Early studies have shown subtle electrical jolts to certain brain regions could disrupt circuit abnormalities — the miscommunications — that are thought to underlie many brain diseases, and help ease symptoms that persist despite conventional treatments. (Read More)