AZ: Institute to study deep-brain stimulation for depression

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March 7, 2011
The Arizona Republic    
Posted in News, PND News

"When therapy and psychotropic drugs fail to treat depression, could the answer be a thin, wiry device that delivers a steady pulse of electricity to the brain? Phoenix-based Barrow Neurological Institute will pursue that question with a new research center funded by a $10.1 million donation from philanthropist Marian H. Rochelle. The therapy, called deep-brain stimulation, or DBS, is being studied among a small network of psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, medical-device makers and others who see promise in treating the most crippling forms of depression." (03/07/11)  

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