Electromagnetic helmet provides possible new treatment for depression.

Posted: June 10, 2014 in Depression, Dr. Rajadhyaksha, Medicine, mental health, mental illness, Neuropsychiatric Disease

A high-tech helmet has reduced symptoms of depression in two-thirds of people who’ve worn it, BBC reports. Now undergoing clinical trials, the hood works by sending electromagnetic impulses to the brain to activate the formation of new blood vessels. Patients who wear the device daily for half an hour to an hour show mood improvement in as little as week, according to the results, published in Acta Neuropsychiatrica.

Thanks to Dr. Rajadhyaksha for bringing this to the attention of the It’s Interesting community.

http://news.sciencemag.org/sifter/2014/05/watch-electromagnetic-helmet-treats-depression

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