Treating depression with electrodes inside the brain

Dr. Sanjay Gupta & Andy Segal
CNN

Atlanta (CNN) — The first time Edi Guyton tried to commit suicide, she was 19 years old, wracked with depression and unable to deal with the social and academic pressure of college.

Even as a little girl, Guyton never seemed happy. Her mother had encouraged her to smile, but she didn’t see any reason to. In her mind, everyone who smiled was “faking it.”

She often thought about taking her own life, and one night in her college dorm, Guyton’s dark thoughts gave way to action. With a razor blade, Guyton cut one wrist, then the other.

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