New Intensive Brain Stimulation Relieves Depression in 90% of Patients

A small preliminary study from Stanford University School of Medicine, US, finds that an intensive course of precisely targeted brain simulation can be a new safe method to relieve depression and prevent suicidal thoughts.New Intensive Brain Stimulation Relieves Depression in 90% of Patients

The new treatment is called Stanford Accelerated Intelligent Neuromodulation Therapy, which is shortened to SAINT. With the help of this therapy, the researchers managed to rapidly resolve symptoms of depression in 90% of patients involved in the study.

The scientists conclude in their paper: “The efficacy of SAINT at treating suicidal ideation and the short duration of the protocol suggest SAINT could provide a means of rapidly ensuring the safety of suicidal patients.”

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