WVXU: UC researcher studies electrical brain stimulation as treatment for mental health
Mental health disorders are often characterized by their symptoms, but there are often underlying functional deficits within a person's brain that can be targeted for treatment.
Ishita Basu, PhD, research assistant professor of neurosurgery at UC’s College of Medicine, is researching how targeted electrical brain stimulation can help improve patients' cognitive control, a brain function that is often compromised in patients with mental health disorders.
"There is evidence that if you apply electrical stimulation at the right target, at the right time, that you can actually kind of rewire the brain," Basu told WVXU.
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