Vagus nerve stimulation for depression

Record ID 32010000906
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.

Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 2009
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Depression
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
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: 2009 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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