December 28, 2005

We Are Living in a Sci-Fi World

Depressed people may now have another alternative to pills and talk; a small implant that stimulates the vagus nerve. So how does this device work?

Well, apparently this particular nerve, which wanders about the whole body, brings information to the various areas of the brain that control mood, sleep and various other functions. The device stimulates that particular nerve; it was originally used to treat epilepsy And I don't why it works.  But it also apparently helps to reduce depression in about 40 % of the patients treated. More on the testing data.

Why does it work? You got me! But here's an explanation.

Yeah, I got all the info from the articles; I'm not that smart on my lonesome!!!

Posted by Rachel Ann at December 28, 2005 02:54 PM | TrackBack

LOL. If it could help me sleep, I'd consider it another Chanukah miracle. ;)

Posted by: esther at December 30, 2005 04:32 AM
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