Vagus nerve stimulation is the only FDA approved long term treatment option for chronic or recurrent depression. After twenty years of chronic depression, countless antidepressants, electroconvulsive therapy, the author was included as a study subject in the investigational trial of vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment for chronic depression. The treatment completely changed his life and inspired him to write Out of the Black Hole to help other patients who suffer from the grips of this agonizing disease.
This all inclusive book prepares you to make an informed decision about the procedure by providing an easy-to-understand explanation about the ninety-minute out patient procedure, the side effects and benefits, insurance codes and the reimbursement process. Vagus nerve stimulation is not related to ECT or brain surgery and is more effective than traditional antidepressants drugs. Neurostimulation is the next frontier in the treatment of depression. If you or a loved one suffer from chronic or recurrent depression, this book will guide you through this remarkable, life-saving, life-altering procedure.
Hardcover with dustjacket, 240 pages, 9 illustrations. Special chapter by the Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical.
Charles E. Donovan (Biography)
I am the author of a newl published book about a revolutionary treatment for depression. It has been recently approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration.
Title: Out of the Black Hole: The Patient's Guide to Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression