Unhinged Episode #004: Area 25, DBS Detractors & Mindfulness
In this episode of Unhinged, we talk about the area of the brain called Area 25 and how it relates to mental health.We also find out why there are some psychologists who think that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is dangerous and prefer non-surgical, and even non-medicinal forms of therapy, including meditation, empathy, love, and mindfulness. The idea that the companies that make the neurotransmitter devices used in DBS are pushing the treatment for financial gain is also discussed.
Doug also gets into more detail about his DBS procedure, how it works, and what effects he has felt to date. He talks about how brain surgery, though considered a drastic measure by most people, did not even phase him due to his desperation in his search for a cure.