Implantable electroshock therapy eases depression
This pulse generator could reduce severe depressions

This “brain pacemaker” could help treat depression for some patients. It is implanted in the chest and sends electric signal to the vagus nerve (2 milliamp for 30 seconds every 5 mn). This is called “nerve stimulation”. This gizmo could receive FDA approval this summer. For the side effects, popular science lists a few: “While patients can’t feel the implant, some say that their voice changes or that they get short of breath when the electrodes are firing”

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