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Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

KQED Science | May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

A team of neuroscientists at the University of California at San Francisco is embarking on a $70 million project, funded by the Department of Defense, to develop treatment for depression, anxiety disorders, addiction and other mental disorders.

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Erasing Traumatic Memories from DNA May One Day Help PTSD Sufferers

KQED Science | March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Erasing Traumatic Memories from DNA May One Day Help PTSD Sufferers

A group of scientists has reported that they have been able to make current treatments for post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) better and longer lasting in mice. The hope is that these findings may one day pave the way for better treatments for the 7-8% of people who suffer from PTSD at some point in their lives.

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Rising Rates of Military Suicides Reveal Complex Effects of Service on Soldiers’ Health

KQED Science | August 14, 2013

Rising Rates of Military Suicides Reveal Complex Effects of Service on Soldiers’ Health

Since 2005, the incidence of suicide deaths in the U.S. military began to sharply increase. A new study shows that the same factors that influence suicide risk in civilian populations--including mental health problems and substance abuse--appear to play more of a role in military suicides than combat duty. But experts say the issue is far more complex than any single factor.

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