Are any of your doctors involved in studies for deep brain stimulation for depression? I would like to ask them some questions.

Clinicaltrials.gov. This website will steer you to all the approved research going on right now. Dbs sounds promising but only for the most severe & refractory cases.
What Questions? Are you referring to transcranial magnetic stimulation? If so, there is evidence to support its use for depression. The current evidence is that it is a fairly low risk treatment with reasonable benefit. It is expensive and it requires intensive treatment for several weeks to receive benefit (4-5 treatments a week for about 6 weeks).

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