Deep brain stimulation (DBS) may be associated with reduced symptoms of depression in patients who have been resistant to other forms of treatment, according to a report from researchers at the University Health Network in Toronto and other institutions in Canada and the United States (Kennedy SH et al. Am J Psychiatry. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2010.10081187 [published online ahead of print February 1, 2011]).
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