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Shocking new treatment for depression

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

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About: Shocking new treatment for depression

Date: 17 July 2005

Source: Reuters


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  • Surgery
  • Surgery and depression
  • Surgery and chronic depression
  • Surgery and Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy System
  • Surgery and VNS
  • Medication
  • Medication and chronic depression
  • Medication and depression
  • Medication and electrical conversion therapy
  • Medication and ECT

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