First Patients Implanted In Study Evaluating Deep Brain Stimulation For Depression

Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 22:14 in Health & Medicine

St. Jude Medical, Inc. has announced the first patient implants in a clinical study that is investigating whether deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy will help people who suffer from major depressive disorder, a severe form of depression. The patients, a 59-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man, were implanted with the St. Jude Medical Libra® Deep Brain Stimulation System, an investigational device.

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