Relief from Major Depression with electrical stimulation
What is it about?
Electrical Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) to a part of the human reward system - the superolateral part of the median forebrain bundle (slMFB) - is efficacious in relieving symptoms of extremely treatment resistant forms of major depression in the majority of patients.
Why is it important?
Patients who did not experience any benefit from dozens of treatments including psychotherapy, medications and electroconvulsive therapy responded to DBS
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