In Trial, Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST) Was Just as Effective as Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in Treating Severe Depression, and Likely Safer
In a new paper, researchers have reported results of the largest double-blind, randomized clinical trial to date comparing the effectiveness and safety of two important therapies for severe and… Read More
Trial Finds Ketamine and ECT About Equally Effective for Most Patients with Resistant Major Depression
In a clinical trial involving hundreds of patients, ketamine has been found to be about as effective as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for treatment of major depressive disorder that has not… Read More
Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST) Shows Promise as Possible Alternative to ECT for Reducing Major Depression and Suicidality
A Toronto-based research team that includes four BBRF grantees is exploring magnetic seizure therapy (MST) as a potential alternative treatment to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The team has just… Read More
A Cloud Has Been Lifted: What Deep-Brain Stimulation Tells Us About Depression and Depression Treatments
Some remarkable lessons have been learned by Dr. Helen Mayberg and her colleagues in their application of deep-brain stimulation in major depression. DBS is a pioneering experimental treatment for “… Read More
Over the course of a five-year study, patients with treatment-resistant depression who were treated with vagus nerve stimulation in addition to a usual care regimen of medication and therapy fared… Read More