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Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression.

Posted by undopaminergic on October 4, 2021, at 12:41:18

Hi all,

I came across this (short) article:
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-58719089

It's about treating intractable depression with a "smart" brain implant that delivers electrical stimulation only as needed (which it "figures out"). It is tailored to the individual. As always, more research is needed.

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression.

Posted by undopaminergic on October 4, 2021, at 12:43:53

In reply to Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression., posted by undopaminergic on October 4, 2021, at 12:41:18

> Hi all,
>
> I came across this (short) article:
> https://www.bbc.com/news/health-58719089
>
> It's about treating intractable depression with a "smart" brain implant that delivers electrical stimulation only as needed (which it "figures out"). It is tailored to the individual. As always, more research is needed.
>
> -undopaminergic
>

Probably, only SLS would qualify for the procedure, and it's too late now that he has found remission already using medications. :-)

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression.

Posted by Lamdage22 on October 5, 2021, at 3:22:45

In reply to Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression., posted by undopaminergic on October 4, 2021, at 12:43:53

I am proud that I did not realize that facebook was down.

 

Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression.

Posted by undopaminergic on October 5, 2021, at 5:04:01

In reply to Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression., posted by Lamdage22 on October 5, 2021, at 3:22:45

> I am proud that I did not realize that facebook was down.

The article I linked to was a BBC article, and not on Facebook. Maybe you're replying to the wrong thread?

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression.

Posted by Lamdage22 on October 5, 2021, at 5:30:14

In reply to Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression., posted by undopaminergic on October 5, 2021, at 5:04:01

Yep that seems to be the case. Sorry

 

Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression.

Posted by Hugh on October 6, 2021, at 11:21:05

In reply to Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression., posted by undopaminergic on October 4, 2021, at 12:41:18

I've been reading about DBS for years, and haven't been too impressed with its efficacy as a treatment for depression. So it's good to know that they're figuring out how to make it much better.

 

Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression. Hugh

Posted by beckett2 on October 6, 2021, at 15:57:40

In reply to Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression., posted by Hugh on October 6, 2021, at 11:21:05

> I've been reading about DBS for years, and haven't been too impressed with its efficacy as a treatment for depression. So it's good to know that they're figuring out how to make it much better.

You've probably seen the demonstrations with Parkinson's patients. Wish it had been around for a family member. Just as I wish a messenger from the future, (who isn't the Terminator), would show us how depression might be better treated.

But imagine, a vaccine for malaria! Fantastic news.

 

Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression. beckett2

Posted by Hugh on October 11, 2021, at 12:33:41

In reply to Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression. Hugh, posted by beckett2 on October 6, 2021, at 15:57:40

> Just as I wish a messenger from the future, (who isn't the Terminator), would show us how depression might be better treated.

I hope that that messenger would be treated more hospitably than this messenger from The Twilight Zone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ke75bl_Ng

 

Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression.

Posted by beckett2 on October 11, 2021, at 16:58:20

In reply to Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression. beckett2, posted by Hugh on October 11, 2021, at 12:33:41

> > Just as I wish a messenger from the future, (who isn't the Terminator), would show us how depression might be better treated.
>
> I hope that that messenger would be treated more hospitably than this messenger from The Twilight Zone:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ke75bl_Ng
>

Excuse me if I'm low on faith :(

 

Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression.

Posted by Lamdage22 on October 23, 2021, at 6:00:34

In reply to Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression., posted by Hugh on October 6, 2021, at 11:21:05

Surely you haven't been impressed with safety either?

> I've been reading about DBS for years, and haven't been too impressed with its efficacy as a treatment for depression.

 

Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression.

Posted by undopaminergic on October 23, 2021, at 7:40:59

In reply to Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression., posted by Lamdage22 on October 23, 2021, at 6:00:34

I don't think it's really more risky than ECT on average.

-undopaminergic

> Surely you haven't been impressed with safety either?
>
> > I've been reading about DBS for years, and haven't been too impressed with its efficacy as a treatment for depression.
>
>

 

Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression.

Posted by Lamdage22 on October 23, 2021, at 9:59:35

In reply to Re: Brain implant for treatment-resistant depression., posted by undopaminergic on October 23, 2021, at 7:40:59

Hm, ECT is risky.

> I don't think it's really more risky than ECT on average.



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