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Sep 23, 2019

Topic - Handedness and mental health treatment

Are you planning to have any kind of electrical stimulation brain treatment for anxiety or depression?  Make sure your therapist knows if you’re left handed or your symptoms could get worse. Previously, it was thought that the left hemisphere of the brain housed happiness, pride and anger.  The right side of the brain was thought to be the home to emotions such as disgust and fear. But in left-handed people these centers are reversed. If left-handed people are given the standard treatment of zapping the left hemisphere, they’ll have more intense negative emotions.  They need the “opposite treatment”. Their right hemisphere houses positive emotions, and that’s the region that needs to be stimulated. Know before you go!