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Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

• Prison Planet
The goal of the five-year program is to develop new ways of treating problems including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, all of which are common among service members who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan. “We’ve seen far too many times where military personnel have neuropsychiatric disorders and there’s very few options,” says Justin Sanchez, a program manager at DARPA. DARPA is known for taking on big technological challenges, from missile defense to creating a business plan for interstellar travel. In 2013, the agency announced it would play a big role in President Obama’s initiative to explore the human brain.

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