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The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown.
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A small battery-sized device implanted into the chest delivering small zaps of electricity to the vagus nerve can make a huge impact in a patient’s wellbeing.
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Neuroscientist Denise Bellinger explains vagus nerve stimulation, its history as a medical treatment, and whether commercial VNS devices are effective and safe.
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AI programs assist clinicians in surfacing signs of depression through patient data.
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Chance observations in the 1950s prompted scientists to hypothesize that low neurotransmitter levels cause depression. That thinking has unraveled.
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The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown.
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Serendipitous findings in the 1950s spawned the idea that depression was a “chemical imbalance” in the brain. But decades of research — and a radical new treatment — are upending that thinking.
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Bacterial infections can make their way to the brain, where they can linger undetected.
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Chronic pain can cause severe cognitive effects, but relief may come from a surprising source.
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Epilepsy arises from misfiring cells and circuits.
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How much does it hurt? Researchers are examining the neuroscience behind emotional and physical pain.
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Some types of therpy can not only reduce stress and anxiety but also physically change the brain.
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The blood-brain barrier once stopped medication from reaching the brain. Researchers have found their way through.
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