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What is brain stimulation therapy?

Brain stimulation therapies are medical procedures that involve activating or touching the brain directly with electricity, magnets, or implants to treat depression and other disorders. The types of brain stimulation therapies include electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), one of the most studied neurostimulation therapies for depression, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation (DBS).

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