Vagus nerve stimulation: a new tool for brain research and therapy∗

@article{George2000VagusNS,
  title={Vagus nerve stimulation: a new tool for brain research and therapy∗},
  author={Mark S. George and Harold A. Sackeim and Augustus John Rush and Lauren B. Marangell and James C. Ballenger},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={47},
  pages={287-295}
}
Biological psychiatry has a long history of using somatic therapies to treat neuropsychiatric illnesses and to understand brain function. These methods have included neurosurgery, electroconvulsive therapy, and, most recently, transcranial magnetic stimulation. Fourteen years ago researchers discovered that intermittent electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve produces inhibition of neural processes, which can alter brain electrical activity and terminate seizures in dogs. Since then… CONTINUE READING
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