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The FDA is close to approving an implantable electrical nerve stimulator device to treat severe depression. The FDA recommends it only be used on depressed patients where other medication doesn’t work. The device has shown an improvement in nearly 50% of cases after two years. However, experts claim that the trials did not provide conclusive evidence of improvements.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by WebMD Medical News
About: Electrical device may be approved for severe depression treatment.
Date: 16 June 2004
Source: WebMD Medical News
Author: Todd Zwillich
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