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Chronic depression can soon be treated with electrical impulses through a Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy System (VNS). VNS is pacemaker style device that is surgically implanted in the chest and emits electrical impulses through a nerve in the neck to the brain, which is similar to current Electrical Conversion Therapy (ECT). The therapy is a last resort treatment option and a permanent fixture in the patient.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters
About: Shocking new treatment for depression
Date: 17 July 2005
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