Got voices, get magnetized!

Using magnets to stimulate a particular area of the brain can reduce auditory hallucinations experienced by patients with schizophrenia, report US researchers. Approximately 50% to 70% of patients with schizophrenia report having hallucinations, often in the form of imaginary voices. Drugs offer little help, and these hallucinations can cause distress, disability, and leave patients unable to control their behavior. Previous experiments have shown that a brain area called the temporoparietal cortex, which is at the side of the brain, is activated during auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia patients. While other experiments have shown that applying a magnetic field to this area reduces the activation. I wonder what the electro-shockers and psychotropic drug pushers will have to say about this? My guess is…nothing! After all, if this Health Mystery got out, their incomes would plummet!