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Vagus Nerve Stimulation

WifeWithDepression

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I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with Vagus Nerve Stimulation as treatment of the depression associated with PTSD. I do google searches and see various info or videos, primarily by those saying it is the best thing since sliced bread. The same type of testimonials that I saw for Electro Conculsve Therapy. Which did not turn out all rosey, by the way. As they say, once bitten, twice shy.
 
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Is ECT an actual type of treatment used in the UK present day? I cant seem to find a reliable source of info about it.
 
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Hi yes ECT is used in the uk.I've had a few courses myself over the last few years
 
jajingna

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A ten-year old thread!

I just saw a couple articles about this. Sounds like a good way to calm down.
 
carlita

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I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with Vagus Nerve Stimulation as treatment of the depression associated with PTSD. I do google searches and see various info or videos, primarily by those saying it is the best thing since sliced bread. The same type of testimonials that I saw for Electro Conculsve Therapy. Which did not turn out all rosey, by the way. As they say, once bitten, twice shy.
I have it for Epilepsy.

I can't speak for depression since I didn't hear of it when I suffered from depression. However, I've had seizures since 12 and I think it was ten or so years out before I got my VNS.

You'd have to talk with a medical professional (there aren't too many who are familiar with it) to know the details. Neurologist would be the best to go to, in my opinion.
 
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