What is brain stimulation therapy?

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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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Depression Treatment

Because it is a multi-faceted condition, treatment for depression is multi-faceted as well. Minor depression can often be treated with therapy and a few simple lifestyle changes, while chronic or major depression treatment can req...

uire medication in addition to therapy. In some severe cases, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be used. It's important to work with your mental health professional to determine which course of treatment for your type of depression is most appropriate.
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