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From Drugs to Brain Training: The Future of Brain Health?

EEG.BrainBrain Train­ing And The End Of The Prozac Gen­er­a­tion (Forbes):

Accord­ing to the National Insti­tute for Men­tal Health (NIMH), more than 57 mil­lion peo­ple, or 26% of the U.S. pop­u­la­tion suf­fer from some form of men­tal health prob­lem. But despite the ongo­ing need, one can legit­i­mately claim that research has not pro­duced a novel neu­ro­log­i­cal drug in the past 30 years. Addi­tion­ally, many drugs cur­rently on the mar­ket have been increas­ingly iden­ti­fied with neg­a­tive side effects and lim­ited efficacy…”

Are we mov­ing into a post-pharmaceutical age in the treat­ment of neu­ro­log­i­cal and psy­chi­atric ill­ness? If the flurry of wear­able sen­sors, brain-computer inter­faces, and non-invasive brain stim­u­la­tion research are any mea­sure, then the answer is “yes.”

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