Vagus nerve stimulation for depression

Record ID 32006000144
Authors' objectives:

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a therapy for treatment-resistant major depression and bipolar disorder in which electrical pulses are delivered to the cervical portion of the vagus nerve by an implanted generator, the neurocybernetic prosthesis. The goal of VNS is to reduce the severity and/or duration of a depressive period.

Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 2005
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy
  • Vagus Nerve
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: HAYES, Inc.
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