September 2016 – This treatment is no longer in use for the treatment of depression. Though it may have been effective, it is being used to treat epilepsy
Vagal Nerve Stimulation is therapy for treating depression; originally used to treat seizures; patients soon discovered their depression was diminished and now the FDA has approved this treatment for depression. This treatment can also be used on treatment refractory depression or those who don’t tolerate the medications. There are also some other alternative therapies to treating depression that are discussed on this website such as Brain-spotting and TMS.
This video is for general information only and not to be considered or used in diagnosing or treating any psychiatric illness. filmed by Marie Gronley MD October 3, 2010