n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - News bites

Volume 24, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... NEWS News Bites Stimulating depressives For chronically depressed adults who find no relief with drugs or psychotherapy, an implanted pacemaker-like device that sends electrical pulses to the brain - so-called vagus nerve stimulation - may provide long-term benefits. this according to two reports last month at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting in toronto. 'with other treatment methods, if you get a response among treatment-resistant depression patients, it is rare that they are able to hold on to that response, ' presenter Dr stephen Brannan said. even with shock therapy, within 6 months, the majority of patients have relapsed, ..

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