Military To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

Posted May 28, 2014 at 5:00am

NPR’s Morning Edition reports that “the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $26 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain.”  

“The goal of the five-year program is to develop new ways of treating problems including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, all of which are common among service members who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan.”  

“‘We’ve seen far too many times where military personnel have neuropsychiatric disorders and there’s very few options,’ says Justin Sanchez, a program manager at DARPA.”