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Dépression résistant au traitement: enjeux, thérapie et place des nouvelles approches de neurostimulation [Treatment resistant depression: therapy and novel neuromodulatory treatments].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Evaluation Studies ; Journal Article ; ReviewPublication Status: ppublish
Unipolar depression is among the leading cause of invalidity and disability-adjusted life-years. Many depressed patients do not respond to several antidepressant treatments. Several treatments have been investigated in resistant depression using electrical or magnetic stimulation of the brain. In this field, electroconvulsivotherapy remains to date the only treatment validated for efficacy and security. Novel neuromodulatory treatments used in neurological conditions are currently under investigation. Vagus nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation may offer long-term efficacy and therefore justify expensive and highly specialized treatment programs.
Antidepressive Agents/therapeutic use, Deep Brain Stimulation/methods, Deep Brain Stimulation/utilization, Depressive Disorder, Treatment-Resistant/therapy, Electroconvulsive Therapy/methods, Electroconvulsive Therapy/trends, Humans, Neurotransmitter Agents/therapeutic use, Therapies, Investigational/methods, Therapies, Investigational/trends, Vagus Nerve Stimulation/methods, Vagus Nerve Stimulation/utilization
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