The Food and Drug Administration wants to ban electrical stimulation devices used to treat behavioral problems, saying they pose an “unreasonable and substantial” risk to public health. Uh, you think?
People with Cotard's Delusion believe they're on the wrong side of The Walking Dead TV series, meaning they think they're actually dead. How is it possible to treat them? Can you "prove" to a patient that they're still alive?
We're still a far ways off from the kind of memory erasure portrayed in the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but a recent experiment has just taken us one step closer. By using electroconvulsive therapy on depressed patients, scientists were able to disrupt their ability to recall emotionally jarring events.