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Long-term study data shows DBS is effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Long-term study data shows DBS is effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Electroconvulsive therapy appears to fight depression by 'rebooting' certain brain networks

Electroconvulsive therapy appears to fight depression by 'rebooting' certain brain networks

Researchers use nitrous oxide to unravel rapid function of antidepressant mechanisms

Researchers use nitrous oxide to unravel rapid function of antidepressant mechanisms

Changes in hippocampal structural connectivity differentiate responders of electroconvulsive therapy

Changes in hippocampal structural connectivity differentiate responders of electroconvulsive therapy

Researchers to study effects of electroconvulsive therapy on Alzheimer’s patients with aggression

Researchers to study effects of electroconvulsive therapy on Alzheimer’s patients with aggression

Targeting one brain region with alternating current could decrease symptoms of chronic pain

Targeting one brain region with alternating current could decrease symptoms of chronic pain

Ketamine's acute antidepressant effect requires opioid system activation, finds study

Ketamine's acute antidepressant effect requires opioid system activation, finds study

Depressed patients treated with nerve stimulation experience improvements in quality of life

Depressed patients treated with nerve stimulation experience improvements in quality of life

Voluntary and involuntary electroconvulsive therapy for depression provide similar outcomes

Voluntary and involuntary electroconvulsive therapy for depression provide similar outcomes

ECT is more cost-effective for treating depression than other treatment strategies, shows study

ECT is more cost-effective for treating depression than other treatment strategies, shows study

Brain stimulation may offer new way to prevent suicide in people with hard-to-treat depression

Brain stimulation may offer new way to prevent suicide in people with hard-to-treat depression

Deep brain stimulation offers relief to UTHealth patient with treatment-resistant depression

Deep brain stimulation offers relief to UTHealth patient with treatment-resistant depression

Levels of inflammatory biomarkers could predict effectiveness of ECT for people with depression

Levels of inflammatory biomarkers could predict effectiveness of ECT for people with depression

Common antidepressants may not work for depressed patients with chronic kidney disease

Common antidepressants may not work for depressed patients with chronic kidney disease

Magic mushrooms may effectively reset activity of brain circuits involved in depression

Magic mushrooms may effectively reset activity of brain circuits involved in depression

Study finds transcranial direct-current stimulation to be less effective than anti-depressants

Study finds transcranial direct-current stimulation to be less effective than anti-depressants

Older people treated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression may not get relief from insomnia

Older people treated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression may not get relief from insomnia

Study reveals positive experience and attitude of patients on electroconvulsive therapy

Study reveals positive experience and attitude of patients on electroconvulsive therapy

New therapy proves effective in reducing symptoms of treatment-resistant depression

New therapy proves effective in reducing symptoms of treatment-resistant depression

Deep brain stimulation could be effective treatment option for patients with severe depressions

Deep brain stimulation could be effective treatment option for patients with severe depressions