Category Archives: Treatment resistant depression

Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation For Depression

A new study published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry describes successful reduction of depressive symptoms in patients using a novel non-invasive method of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS). Traditional vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a neurostimulation technique that has been used … Continue reading

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Watching Individual Neurons Respond During Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is used to treat refractory major depression. Until now, there was no way of knowing exactly what changes were taking place in the brain as a result of treatment. Duke University neuroscientists and engineers have developed … Continue reading

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Targeting Inflammation in Treatment Resistant Depression

Research published in this month’s Archives of General Psychiatry evaluated the use of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) against tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha for treatment resistant depression. Researchers at Emory University studied whether blocking inflammation would be a useful treatment … Continue reading

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