Rapid Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Major Depression

Thomas E. Schlaepfer, Bettina H. Bewernick, Sarah Kayser, Burkhard Mädler, Volker A. Coenen
  • Biological Psychiatry, June 2013, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.01.034

Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression

What is it about?

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) to a novel target within the human Reward System leads to strong and unexpectedly rapid antidepressant effects.

Why is it important?

Neuromodulation with DBS might be a new treatment alternative for very severe depression.

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