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

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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Dr. Horacio Capote
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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