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U.S. health officials approve device used to treat ADHD
Doctors in the U.S. can now prescribe an electronic device which zaps nerves in the forehead to treat ADHD in children.
The device, which is about the size of a mobile, called the “Monarch eTNS” works by sending signals through a nerve in the face to stimulate parts of the brain which regulate behaviour and emotion.
The device, which is approved for 7-14 year olds, works through a patch which is attached to the child’s forehead whilst they sleep. It creates a mild tingling feeling on the skin.
Exactly how this treats ADHD isn’t clear but it is believed to stimulate the brain’s thalamus and cortex, which control attention, behaviour and emotions.
NeuroSigma, the company marketing the prescription-only device, claims it can cut ADHD symptoms by 44 per cent in children aged between 7 and 14 years old.
Read more on this story on the Daily Mail’s site here
Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is body image: how people think and feel about their bodies.
Body image issues can affect people of any age. During the week the Mental Health Foundation will be publishing new research, considering some of the reasons why body image can impact the way that people feel, campaigning for change and publishing practical tools.
The Mental Health Foundation aims to tackle body image through what children are taught in schools, by the way people talk about their bodies on a daily basis and through policy change by governments across the UK.
To get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week visit the Mental Health Foundation’s website here