An Iranian researcher has developed a local model of focused ultrasound waves to treat depression.
“Recent research has shown that magnetic stimulation, ultrasound, light and electric impulses in the brain have proven to treat anxiety and depression,” said Dr. Abolfazl Gilaki-Kenari, an independent researcher in metaphysics.
Most of those afflicted by anxiety and depression try several antidepressant treatments before they find a suitable one that works and 40-60% of sufferers don’t adequately respond to medication-based treatment.
“Alternative methods like brain stimulation offer a more direct, effective approach towards treating mental health issues,” he said, ILNA reported.
The innovation is in the clinical trial process.