Psychology Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 9-13-2014

Abstract

This paper composes an image of modern mental and neurological health issues and looks to draw links to the current epidemic based on research and studies found online the internet and off-line. The goal is to examine what may be the underlying problem for a lot of these increases in mental health issues and neurodegenerative diseases and what are some promising clinical and sociocultural advances that may help. It explores problems such as the negative impact of the pharmaceutical giants, the increase in apathy in the work place and the general stigma towards mental disease. Through current research, the use of Deep-Brain Stimulation (DBS) continues to look more and more promising as a technique to combat both mental and neurological illnesses. This paper examines how it works and what role it could play in the fight against these problems.


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