VNS therapy system for the treatment of depression

Parrella, A, Mundy, L, Hiller, JE
Record ID 32012000250
Authors' recommendations: Although there are numerous treatment options for depression, there is still a need for alternatives that are safe and effective in both the short and long term. The higher quality data to date suggest that the vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) Therapy System may provide limited relief as an adjunctive treatment for long-term depression patients. Given the lack of new evidence for safety and effectiveness for the VNS Therapy System, HealthPACT has recommended that further assessment of this technology is no longer warranted.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2007
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Antidepressive Agents
  • Vagus Nerve
  • Depression
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
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