What is the role of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of major depressive disorder (clinical depression)?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) appears to be a safe and effective long-term treatment for treatment-resistant depression. Experience with this invasive technique is limited, however, and the method remains experimental. [164]


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