It seems some problematic behaviors might be treated with a simple zap to the brain. Boston University researchers have found that problem gamblers, shopaholics, and compulsive eaters could have their brains “re-tuned” by zapping them with electricity. The technique is non-invasive and involves sending small jolts of electricity to an area of the grey matter in the brain connected to addictive behaviors. It’s said to “re-tune” brainwaves, and in an experiment it “reduced obsessive-compulsive behaviors for up to three months.” It could prove to be a good alternative treatment to using drugs, which can cause unwanted side effects or result in disappointing outcomes. Here’s the complete story from DailyMail.