Vagus nerve stimulation: a new tool for brain research and therapy [see comments]
George MS; Sackeim HA; Rush AJ; Marangell LB; Nahas Z; Husain MM; Lisanby S; Burt T; Goldman J; Ball
Biol Psychiatry 2000 Feb 15;47(4):287-95

ABSTRACT:
Biological Psychiatry Has A Long History Of Using Somatic
Therapies To Treat Neuropsychiatric Illnesses And To Understand
Brain Function. These Methods Have Included Neurosurgery,
Electroconvulsive Therapy, And, Most Recently, Transcranial
Magnetic Stimulation. Fourteen Years Ago Researchers
Discovered That Intermittent Electrical Stimulation Of The Vagus
Nerve Produces Inhibition Of Neural Processes, Which Can Alter
Brain Electrical Activity And Terminate Seizures In Dogs. Since
Then, Approximately 6000 People Worldwide Have Received Vagus
Nerve Stimulation For Treatment-resistant Epilepsy. We Review
The Neurobiology And Anatomy Of The Vagus Nerve And Provide
An Overview Of The Vagus Nerve Stimulation Technique. We Also
Describe The Safety And Potential Utility Of Vagus Nerve
Stimulation As A Neuroscience Research Tool And As A Putative
Treatment For Psychiatric Conditions. Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Appears To Be A Promising New Somatic Intervention That May
Improve Our Understanding Of Brain Function And Has Promise In
The Treatment Of Neuropsychiatric Disorders.
MAIN MESH
HEADINGS:
Brain/*physiology
Depression, Involutional/*therapy
Electric Stimulation Therapy/*methods
Vagus Nerve/*physiology
PUBLICATION TYPES:
JOURNAL ARTICLE
REVIEW
REVIEW, TUTORIAL
LANGUAGES: Eng

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