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French scientists discover Schizophrenia Cure through Magnetic Pulses

 
 
 
 
 
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Researchers have discovered the part of the brain that produces the “voices” that some schizophrenia sufferers are tormented by and managed to partially silence them by using magnetic pulse therapy.

Schizophrenia is a serious long-term mental health problem, with symptoms that can include delusions and hearing voices, which is called Auditory Verbal Hallucination. About 70 per cent of people with schizophrenia suffer from these auditory hallucinations, which can be friendly or threatening, at some point.

For the first time, scientists have now pinpointed the part of the brain that produces the voices and, in another first, carried out controlled clinical trials on the use of magnetic pulses applied to the brain through the skull.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), as the treatment is called, has been effective with other psychiatric conditions and suggested as a possible therapy for auditory hallucinations but, until now, there has been a lack of clinical trials.

More than one-third of patients treated with magnetic pulses in a clinical trial experienced a “significant” reduction in auditory hallucinations, researchers from the French team said.

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