Researchers have found a way to treat an array of psychiatric disorders, a governmental agency tells us today. But many of you may find the cure quite a bit disturbing, for it involves a tiny chip that needs to be implanted in the skull of the patient.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has funded the research at the cost of $26 million with the primary objective of finding more effective treatments for current and ex-servicemen, who suffer from conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The project is going to be carried out by University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and will be the first research project launched under of President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative and will be known as Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS). Scroll down to the video below for more details.
1. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to develop electronic devices to stimulate the brain, which will eliminate the symptoms of anxiety disorders, including PTSD.
2. Researchers hope to build on the implants already used to treat Parkinson’s disease, such as the Medtronic, pictured.
3. The project is part of President Obama’s BRAIN initiative.
4. The researchers’ primary objective is to cure PTSD.
And here is the video:
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