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Interview med Oliver Sacks (Video)

Oliver Sacks blev født i 1933 i London, England (begge hans forældre var læger) og fik sin eksamen i medicin fra Queen’s College, Oxford. I begyndelsen af 1960’erne flyttede han til USA og afsluttede sit internship i San Francisco og en lærerplads i neurologi ved UCLA. Siden 1965 har han boet i New York, hvor han er klinisk professor i neurologi ved Albert Einstein College of Medicine, adjungeret professor i neurologi ved NYU School of Medicine og konsulent i neurologi ved Little Sisters of the Poor.

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Brain pacemaker lifts depression and OCD

Fitting patients with a brain pacemaker could switch off hard-to-treat depression, believe UK experts.

The technology, already used to treat Parkinson’s disease, uses wires and a battery source to stimulate deep parts of the brain with electric currents.

As well as helping depressed patients who have failed on all other therapies, it might also be helpful for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

UK neurologists said they planned to test this after promising US trials.

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Source: BBC NEWS

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