Does Vagus Nerve Stimulation Work for Treatment-Resistant Depression?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 16, Number 2, February 2018
Adam Strassberg, MD
Dr. Strassberg has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is typically defined as a major depression that fails to remit after at least 2 trials of 2 different classes of antidepressants. Other than electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), there remain few evidence-based biological treatment options for TRD.