Vagus Nerve Stimulation: Does It Work for Treatment-Resistant Depression?

Exciting new research suggests that the technique may help in nearly half of cases.

Electrically stimulating one of a pair of major cranial nerves has long been thought to help produce significant relief in many people who have experienced major depressive disorder (MDD). Vagus nerve stimulation, or VNS, is FDA-approved for patients with chronic moderate-to-severe MDD who have not responded to repeated courses of antidepressant medication. Yet the technique—which […]

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