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What about vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment for chronic depression?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
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In brief: Lukewarm option

Vagal nerve stimulation (vns) for treatment resistant depression is fda approved (2005).
However, subsequent studies have not been too supportive of its use. There are many medication options and combinations these days as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation (less invasive) and electroconvulsive therapy (still an effective treatment).

In brief: Lukewarm option

Vagal nerve stimulation (vns) for treatment resistant depression is fda approved (2005).
However, subsequent studies have not been too supportive of its use. There are many medication options and combinations these days as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation (less invasive) and electroconvulsive therapy (still an effective treatment).
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