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FDA just approved an electric ‘shock’ device to treat kids with ADHD

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Shock therapy might sound outdated and even somewhat archaic, but low levels of electric stimulation has proven to have a variety of benefits when used appropriately. The FDA just gave a thumbs up to the first-ever "shock" device for use on children with ADHD, but it's not nearly as intense as it might sound.

Far from a powerful electric "zap," the device, called the Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation System (eTNS for short), produces what doctors consider to be therapeutic levels of stimulation to parts of the brain that have been linked to symptoms of ADHD.

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