Deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant depression: follow-up after 3 to 6 years.

@article{Kennedy2011DeepBS,
  title={Deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant depression: follow-up after 3 to 6 years.},
  author={Sidney H. Kennedy and Peter Giacobbe and Sakina J. Rizvi and Franca M. Placenza and Yasunori Nishikawa and Helen S. Mayberg and Andres M. Lozano},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={168 5},
  pages={502-10}
}
OBJECTIVE A prevalence of at least 30% for treatment-resistant depression has prompted the investigation of alternative treatment strategies. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a promising targeted approach involving the bilateral placement of electrodes at specific neuroanatomical sites. Given the invasive and experimental nature of DBS for treatment-resistant depression, it is important to obtain both short-term and long-term effectiveness and safety data. This report represents an extended… CONTINUE READING
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