A brain chip which when developed can cure PTSD – U.S. Military

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is one of the most horrifying disorders that military people face. PTSD is basically a type of anxiety disorder. Till date, the treatment of PTSD included talks with a psychiatrist and some medicines which don’t cure but allow the person to stay stress and anxiety free.

But now the U.S. military has claimed development of an electronic chip which when implanted in the brains of the soldiers will help in stopping and curing this emotional trauma disorder. But wait, it is not just PTSD, the military has said that it will help in treating depression, memory loss, and anxiety (which are symptoms of PTSD).

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or the DARPA has already invested a whooping 12 million USD in the estimated $24 million project.

The chip will be of course installed on the willingness of the soldier. If this research becomes reality then it could change the way PTSD was being treated. This is what DARPA program manager Justin Sanchez said about it:
“DARPA is looking for ways to characterize which regions come into play for different conditions – measured from brain networks down to the single neuron level – and develop therapeutic devices that can record activity, deliver targeted stimulation, and most importantly, automatically adjust therapy as the brain itself changes.”

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This Holy Grail of tech. is being developed by DARPA, and research teams from University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Medtronic. Right now they are trying to develop a prototype which should be, possibly ready in 5 years or so.

A neuro-scientist of University of California, Dr. Edward Chang told military news, “Defense One” that:
“Little is understood of how the brain’s neural circuitry relates to anxiety and other neuropsychiatric disorders. This project will seek to markedly improve that understanding by obtaining maps of the brain’s electrical activity at higher resolution than has been previously possible. The ultimate impact on the treatment of major depression, anxiety disorders, and other conditions remains to be seen, but a more clear understanding of the basis of these disorders is badly needed.”
After the prototype is ready and is approved by FDA we can see it being used by the U.S. military. Innovations of this kind are truly taking us in a cyborg generation where the cure for everything is none other than technology and science.

 

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13 COMMENTS

  1. I smell a rat. With 2 things going on I smell their evil hands in it. A. The amount of soldiers suffering from PTSD is staggering and on the rise. B. A chip in the brain can serve two functions, including stopping soldiers who;d ordinarily wake uP and see teh game being run on them to either stay pacified or turn against the very people they served adn protected. NO IMPLANTS soldiers, we teh people will help you back to normalcy. We appreciate your answering teh call, but NO IMPLANTS of nay kind. The Beast MUST not be trusted.

  2. I smell a rat. With 2 things going on I smell their evil hands in it. A. The amount of soldiers suffering from PTSD is staggering and on the rise. B. A chip in the brain can serve two functions, including stopping soldiers who’d ordinarily wake uP and see the game being run on them to either stay pacified or turn against the very people they served adn protected. NO IMPLANTS soldiers, we the people will help you back to normalcy.
    We appreciate your answering the call, but NO IMPLANTS of nay kind. The Beast MUST not be trusted.

  3. A chip to reduce stress? Gee, that would be great tool for turning down the mamilian stress response in the middle of combat. Borg out your troops ahead of time, and you have less PTSD to deal with. Since the military has done research like that with drugs, its not really a big surprise that they would love to have a remote switch in thier soldiers to turn down stress response. It might even reduce costs with basic training. We might not even need to put our patriotic americans through as much military conditioning if we can borg them out, and get them to follow the command structure automatically. Horray for the remote switches implanted in patriotic American brains! Horray for automating human beings! Freedom isn’t free you know… I’m gonna be sick. Oh, and by the way, I wonder how hackable that thing would be?

  4. Interesting, PTSD is curable by marijuana in most cases… A computer chip inside of a bio-machine? A bio-machine that has been conditioned for combat nonetheless? Scary situation.

  5. implant sounds fantastic in that it is the future and you don’t have to take pills (which is a plus for a lot of mental disorders).
    Also, more effective because no toxicity or tolerance to the effects, and removing the battery or functionality from the implant does not kill you, but simply return you to the state you were before the operation.
    Saying that… …DARPA lol wouldn’t put it past ’em to enslave the populus with a pleasure/pain reinforcement model of work-related stimuli: An obedient population indeed, if you don’t agree to the corporation they cause intense stabbing pain, if you play ball, orgasm-like pleasure, kind of analogous to the system we are living in now, where the hard of work are rewarded and the societal misfits suffer terribly, just a more bleak existence for the 99.9%. ;D

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  8. Sooo if they build it don’t you think they will be able to control it, I think its an amazing thing but there always evil minded people out there?

  9. This kinda stuff is very suspicious.. me personally would rather trust nature based cures that don’t involve any cyborg like modifications.. i suffer from ptsd and would fear anything my body doesn’t already have or naturally produce.. 🙂 Blessed Be

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