New Startup Uses Sound to Fight Depression

Depression is a shockingly common mental illness; it is thought that the overwhelming majority of adults in the United States will either suffer from depression themselves, or they will know someone who does at some point in their lives. For an illness so common, we have surprisingly little understanding of what depression is and what the underlying physical biological mechanisms that cause it are. We can infer from the fact that certain classes of drugs, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), effectively treat the symptoms of depression in many…

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