Podcast: Using Surgery to Treat Psychiatric Disorders

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Can "deep brain stimulation" help treat major depression? Science reporter Sara Reardon chats with Helen Mayberg of the Emory University School of Medicine about the scientific and ethical issues of using surgery to treat psychiatric disorders. Mayberg presented her work here today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which publishes ScienceNOW).

See our complete coverage of the 2011 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C.