Skip to main content
Depression eased by stimulation of lateral orbitofrontal cortex

People with signs of depression experienced improvements in mood after receiving deep brain stimulation to the lateral orbitofrontal cortex, according to findings published in Current Biology. Researchers stimulated the brains of 25 people with epilepsy who had already had electrodes implanted and found that those with symptoms of depression responded immediately when electrical pulses were sent to that part of the brain.

Full Story: