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Lighting the way: Syntropic Medical's promising non-invasive depression therapy

21.05.2024

The development of non-invasive treatments for mental health disorders has become increasingly significant. One such promising advancement comes from Syntropic Medical, led by founder Mark Caffrey. The start-up uses a new kind of brain stimulation that relies on light.
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Image: A person wearing prototype to address mental health disorders with light on their head; Copyright: Syntropic Medical GmbH

Syntropic Medical GmbH

Start-up secures million-euro funding for mental health innovation

06.05.2024

Syntropic Medical, a pioneering neurotech start-up, has received a substantial seven-figure investment to advance its revolutionary approach to treating mental health disorders using flickering light therapy.
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Image: Ultrasound technology is used in the transcranial ultrasound stimulation laboratory by a woman and a man on a female patient; Copyright: University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth

Targeted ultrasound can change brain functions for up to an hour

13.09.2023

A study published in Nature Communications suggests transcranial ultrasound stimulation can be used in a targeted way to change specific types of activity within the brain for up to an hour after intervention.
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Brain stimulation: using electricity to treat depression

17.07.2023

The Center for Responsible Research and Innovation (CeRRi) within the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, working with the University of Ottawa in Canada, the National Paraplegic Hospital in Toledo, Spain and the University Medical Center Göttingen in Germany, has developed recommended actions for implementing technological solutions to treat mental illnesses.
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Digital therapies can alleviate depressive symptoms

05.01.2023

With a shortage of therapists, help with mental health problems is being sought from digital interventions, where elements of psychological treatment are offered via computer programs or mobile applications. According to a study, smart devices can help identify people with symptoms of depression and anxiety.
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