Selected Formative Assessment Question:
Describe at least three interventional techniques that can be used to modify brain function and circuits – how do they work and what are their relative strengths / limitations?
Check out one of the following resources that are excerpted from the Neuroscience Perspectives in Psychiatry course and then share any thoughts, questions, or reactions in a comment below.
- What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate: Improving Interventional Psychiatry with Closed-Loop Stimulation – Take a dive into DBS with this Clinical Commentary.
- “Current Reality” – One of our favorite “This ‘Stuff’ Is Really Cool” (TSIRC) videos (7-10’ presentations that are designed to be a hybrid between a TED talk, a Moth Story, and a Pecha Kucha. Each piece is designed to take one core concept in neuroscience and make it clear, relevant, and accessible for a broad audience.) This TSIRC describes a cutting-edge, neuromodulatory approach to treating PTSD.
- Circuit Workouts: You’d be Better Off DREADD – One of the best TSIRCers out there (yes, a person can be a ‘TSIRCer’!), join Jenny Dwyer as she explains Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs… how chic!
- Circuit Workouts: Feeling Lightheaded? – Optogenetics is one of the coolest scientific discoveries… well… ever. If you don’t already know what it is and how it works, drop everything and watch this talk.
- ECT is one of the most effective treatments in all of medicine. But… how does it work? Check out this collection of mini-videos from Dr. Sarah Lisanby, Director of the NIMH Division of Translational Research.
- The Electrochemical Brain: Lessons from The Bell Jar and Interventional Psychiatry – A piece that touches on historical treatments and perspectives on depression before introducing an emerging branch of medicine: interventional psychiatry.
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