Cervical vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant depression.

Abstract

Therapeutic brain stimulation through left cervical VNS now has established safety and efficacy as a long-term adjunct treatment for medication-resistant epilepsy. There is considerable evidence from both animal and human studies that the vagus nerve carries afferent signals to limbic and higher cortical brain regions, providing a rationale for its possible… (More)

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@article{Carpenter2003CervicalVN, title={Cervical vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant depression.}, author={Linda L. Carpenter and Gerhard Friehs and Lawrence H. Price}, journal={Neurosurgery clinics of North America}, year={2003}, volume={14 2}, pages={275-82} }