Hospital Launces Brain Study Fund
Butler Hospital in Providence, RI is looking to boost its fundraising efforts in order to back a new brain study initiative that could help those suffering from mental illness. The hospital, which is a national leader in mental health treatments, is looking to begin more extensive research in many areas of mental health treatment, including depression, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other memory disorders using vagus nerve stimulation.
Just recently, the hospital made its excellence in mental health research clear by introducing a new treatment that could revolutionize the way patients with depression are treated. This ground breaking approach is called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It uses an electronic device that beams magnetic pulses through the skull to trigger small electrical changes. This is just a small fraction of what Butler is capable of. With added funds and the support of the community, Butler may be able to introduce revolutionary treatments that could change the way we look at medicine.
“It will enable us to recruit first rank researchers or to support young researchers who will grow someday into developing new treatments and new understanding of how the brain actually works,“ said Pat Recupero, President of Butler Hospital, in an interview with local media channels.
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