Researchers at Mass General Hope Deep Brain Stimulation Device can Help Veterans with PTSD

Mass General researchers are working on a deep brain stimulation device that may be able to help veterans returning from the battlefield with depression and post traumatic stress disorder (‪#‎PTSD‬) by stimulating key areas of the brain that may no longer be functioning correctly.

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Neurosurgeon Dr. Emad Eskandar is working with a team of researchers to develop the matchbox-sized implant, which will provide electrical stimulation to various areas of the brain in response to unusual neuronal activity linked with depression and PTSD.

The project will utilize data collected by neurosurgeons and psychiatrists working at Mass General to help understand the relationship between nerve signaling and behavior.

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