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I heard about a surgery for depression . it's like a pacemaker for the brain . is it ever going to be available ?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
New tech: It takes years to prove a technology and get it on the market, if this works 5 to 10years.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Vagal nerve stimulat: Vns has failed the trials so far, and may not ever get approved, which is unfortunate, but facts are facts, and success rates approach placebo in some studies. Need better outcomes if it to hit market./.

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