187. Deep Brain Stimulation

There is an upcoming medical advancement that could offer hope and encouragement to those with major depression who have so far been treatment resistant.

Researchers from a German hospital have implanted pacemaker electrodes into the medial forebrain bundle in the brains of patients suffering from major depression with amazing results: in six out of seven patients, symptoms improved both considerably and rapidly for periods of up to 18 months after the intervention. The method of Deep Brain Stimulation had already been tested on various other structures within the brain, but with less dramatic effects. The only drawback is that the new procedure will take time to become part of standard therapy.

What a development!  Just when there seems to be no hope, yet there is hope. I would have been thrilled with the anticipation of this procedure becoming available six years ago when I was in major depression and had no hope of recovery.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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One Response to 187. Deep Brain Stimulation

  1. Ruth Bjornson says:

    Medical documentation has also been done revealing how praying in the Spirit affects the brain’s functioning to conform to the blueprint of our Creator. Even speaking truth to ourselves as revealed in scriptures (especially in the Hebrew language ) is a divine intervention that never fails to transform us as we behold the lovliness of Christ Jesus.

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