Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation Modulates Default Mode Network in Major Depressive Disorder

@article{Fang2016TranscutaneousVN,
  title={Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation Modulates Default Mode Network in Major Depressive Disorder},
  author={Jiliang Fang and Peijing Rong and Yang Hong and Yangyang Fan and Jian Kong},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={79},
  pages={266-273}
}
BACKGROUND Depression is the most common form of mental disorder in community and health care settings and current treatments are far from satisfactory. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a Food and Drug Administration approved somatic treatment for treatment-resistant depression. However, the involvement of surgery has limited VNS only to patients who have failed to respond to multiple treatment options. Transcutaneous VNS (tVNS) is a relatively new, noninvasive VNS method based on the rationale… CONTINUE READING
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