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Electric current may improve thinking of schizophrenics
Electric current may improve thinking of schizophrenics

Stimulating the brain with light zaps of electricity could help the short-term memory of people with schizophrenia, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Known as transcranial direct current stimulation, the procedure involves placing sponge-covered electrodes on the head and sending a weak electrical current between them. The brain stimulation has promise for easing some of the cognitive difficulties that people with schizophrenia deal with, said David Schretlen a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Medications treat hallucinations suffered by schizophrenics, but not the cognitive...

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