The brain is a wonderful three-pound organ that controls all the functions of human body and interprets information from around the world. It is one of the most complex organs in our body. It is made up of more than 100 billion nerves that communicate in trillions of connections called synapses.
Brain stimulation therapies can be helpful in treating certain mental illnesses. These therapies are particularly helpful in treating severe forms of depression that do not respond to typical depression treatments. Stimulation therapies involve activating or inhibiting brain activity directly through electricity stimulation.
Depression is a serious but common form of mental/mood disorder, marked by continuous feeling of sadness, a loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy, accompanied by inability to carry out daily activities and concentrate, thoughts of self harm and suicide, for at least two weeks.