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Old 04-09-2004, 09:29 AM   #1
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Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Depression?

The Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Chronic, Treatment-Resistant Depression is up for final review of approval by the FDA on June 15, 2004.

Anybody here planning to try it?

 
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The Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Chronic, Treatment-Resistant Depression is up for final review of approval by the FDA on June 15, 2004.

Anybody here planning to try it?
Well, hello there Foxbluff and welcome to your 1st New Post on this board! I'm glad to see you here even if nobody else is. You know, this isn't the first time I've been caught talking to myself...

Sooo, would some of you depressed "Bs" out there please answer me?!?!? Fox

 
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Re: Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Depression?

Haven't heard anything about it!

 
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Haven't heard anything about it!
I just had a conversation with me, myself and I, but none of us know what Vagus Nerve Stimulation is or entails. Could you tell us more or provide a link?
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I just had a conversation with me, myself and I, but none of us know what Vagus Nerve Stimulation is or entails. Could you tell us more or provide a link?
Thanks, Index & Possum, for keeping me from drying away on the vine here!

I have a website that tells all abt this procedure. I believe the site would meet w/brd approval, but think I should run it by mod1 before posting it.

Basically, this procedure has been done on abt 22,000 people to treat epilepsy. Patients reported that they received mood elevations from the Vagus Nerve Stimulator that had been implanted under the skin of their chests. Sooo, they started doing studies on using the same implant to treat chronic depression that hasn't responded to other therapies.

The implant can probably be done on an out-patient basis and take 45 mins to an hour.

scary, but interesting, don't you think? I mean, for people who have tried everything else?

Thanks for talking to me Fox

 
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Patients reported that they received mood elevations from the Vagus Nerve Stimulator that had been implanted under the skin of their chests
That sums it up nicely

We need a "champion" smiley ...

FASCINATING !!!
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That sums it up nicely

We need a "champion" smiley ...

FASCINATING !!!
Thanks, Possum! I'm sure glad to hear that my summary was good since Mod1 Pointed out to me that the website I had hoped to post here links to a DSBA discussion forum & may not be posted!

At any rate, if the FDA approves this procedure for the treatment of depression, everybody will hear abt it when the first depressed person w/the implant decides to commit suicide!;-)

 
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everybody will hear abt it when the first depressed person w/the implant decides to commit suicide!;-)
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