Stress may be a significant trigger in the growth of new unstable neurons in the stress-related area of the brain. Scientists argue that the focus should be on drugs that directly affect neurogenesis and serotonin production.
However, while neurons and chemicals may be direct contributors, many genetic factors have been found. Hammen states that many scientists believe that neurons and genes are responsible for unstable moods and depression. In this case, modern medicine can provide implants and magnetic stimulation for the brain.
In addition, Hammen described the operation of the mechanism that after a long study of brain activity, the implant works by detecting depression-related brain activity patterns and automatically interrupting them with tiny pulses of electrical stimulation. Thus, this model can save many people suffering from depression, stress, and uncontrolled aggression.
Scientists have begun to use transcranial magnetic stimulation against depression. The technology allows a person to stimulate the brain’s frontal lobe activity using an electromagnetic pulse. Hammen argues that in people suffering from depression, there is a decrease in the exercise of these lobes, and at the same time, there is an increase in the activity of deeper brain structures that generate emotions.
There is a dysfunction of the neural circuits responsible for the emotional state, magnetic stimulation corrects this problem, and then it acts on inactive neurons to make them connect properly.