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Deep Brain Stimulation Effective Against Treatment-resistant Depression

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of an area in the brain called the subcallosal cingulate (SCC) has a potent antidepressant effect that continues over a long period of time in patients with treatment-resistant depression, a recent study found. Deep brain stimulation, currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, […]

Predisposition To Hear Voices In Schizophrenia May Be Instituted By Infancy

To investigate the biological origins of hearing “voices” in patients with schizophrenia, a team led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai used ultra-high field imaging to compare the auditory cortex of schizophrenic patients with healthy individuals. They found that schizophrenic patients who experienced auditory hallucinations had abnormal tonotopic organization of […]