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Could a ‘pacemaker for the brain’ really cure our depression?

Fionola Meredith


We aren’t broken machines to be fixed with the flick of a switch

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Mental illness: Levels of depression here are much higher than in the rest of the UK. Credit: monkeybusinessimages

Mental illness: Levels of depression here are much higher than in the rest of the UK. Credit: monkeybusinessimages

Mental illness: Levels of depression here are much higher than in the rest of the UK. Credit: monkeybusinessimages

Anyone who has ever suffered from depression knows how bad it can get. When you become so utterly deadened inside that any normal thing — talking, walking, even thinking — feels impossible. You are literally de-pressed: pushed down, depleted, drained of all vitality.

Wouldn’t it be a miracle if there was a revolutionary treatment that could wipe out depression with the flick of a switch?


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