US military to fight mental illness
May 28 , 2014
The US military's research division is now planning on fighting against mental illness, which has been one of its most consistent concerns. Reports suggest that a $26 million project will develop a brain implant to help treat anxiety, depression, and more.
A program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency mentioned that they need to "go well beyond what is currently available."
Teams at Massachusetts General Hospital and UC San Francisco are also helping with the effort, which aims to build a brain stimulation device, so the brain will change in response. The project is reportedly based on the idea of "neural plasticity" as opposed to another theory, suggesting that adult brains don't develop after a point.