Amit Etkin: Can Magnets Fix Circuits in the Brain?


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AZT and Prozac were invented in the same year. While patients with HIV have seen good health outcomes, those with mental illness have not been getting better. That’s according to Dr. Amit Etkin, assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford University. He thinks mental illness is not caused by a chemical imbalance, but by faulty neural circuits. He’s been pioneering a non-invasive way to stimulate broken wires in the brain.

This talk was originally published on October 21st, 2015.

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