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CONTEMPORARY ISSUE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 160-162

Optogenetics in psychiatry: The light ahead


1 Department of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Classified Specialist Psychiatry, Air Force Hospital Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Jyoti Prakash
Department of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.119650

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Complexities of the human mind have been beyond the scope of understanding because a intricate neuronal network and difficulty in specific localization and assessment of area responsible for a specific behavior; more so in a freely moving living being. Optogenetics off late has been able to address this issue to great extent and holds promises for future. Relevant literatures in this direction were looked into and the salient aspects of this science is being discussed here with specific relevance to psychiatry.


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