New research sheds light on how ultrasound could be used to treat psychiatric disorders. A new study has shown how the brain gives credit to events, along with how transcranial ultrasound (TUS) can disrupt this process. While currently developed in an animal model, this line of research and the use of TUS could one day be applied to clinical research to tackle conditions such as addiction. Source 5k.
Ultrasound is thus confirmed as an effective system to control behavior and treat mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, and even neurological disorders such as chronic pain or epilepsy, according to the researchers.