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VNS THERAPY FOR TREATMENT-RESISTANT DEPRESSION PROVES EFFECTIVE FOR SOME PATIENTS

Sept. 6, 2005
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Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy, a treatment recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment-resistant depression, produced a positive response in more than 25 percent of patients in a national, yearlong study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrists. Sixteen percent to 20 percent of the study group experienced total remission.

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