A better way to treat psychiatric conditions? | Dr. Eleanor Cole | TEDxNyarugengeWomen

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Dr Cole who is a Postdoctoral Scholar, Autism and Developmental Disorders Researcher at Stanford University presents new treatments that have the potential to treat psychiatric conditions quickly and without side-effects. Most treatments for psychiatric conditions affect the whole brain (e.g. medications). These treatments don’t work very well and have side-effects. The new treatments Dr Cole presents, only treat the areas of the brain that are functioning differently in someone with a psychiatric condition. These new treatments have the potential to be better and act quicker than existing treatments.

Dr. Eleanor Cole is a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University and Director of the rTMS lab at the Wu Tsai Neuroscience Institute in California, USA. Dr. Cole completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging at The University of York in the UK. Her research is focused on developing and optimizing novel transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatments for psychiatric conditions including depression. Alongside her research, Dr. Cole has run an award-winning campaign supporting the mental health of students, run peer support groups for adults with ASD and currently volunteers as a counsellor for a crisis helpline. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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