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Chronic or recurrent treatment-resistant depression is especially likely to require long-term treatment. Effectiveness that lasts is important because you want improvements that you can rely on over time. VNS Therapy has been proven to provide benefits that improve over time and to last long-term.1

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VNS Therapy involves a straightforward procedure that takes about an hour. Typically, the procedure is done on an outpatient basis, meaning that most people go home on the same day.

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References:
1. Rush AJ, Sackeim HA, Marangell LB, et al. Effects of 12 months of vagus nerve stimulation in treatment-resistant depression: a naturalistic study. Biol Psychiatry. 2005;58:355-363.

   
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  UNITED STATES INDICATION FOR USE:
The VNS Therapy System is indicated for use as an adjunctive therapy in reducing the frequency of seizures in adults and adolescents over 12 years of age with partial onset seizures, which are refractory to antiepileptic medications.

VNS Therapy (or the VNS Therapy System) is indicated for the adjunctive long-term treatment of chronic or recurrent depression for patients over the age of 18 who are experiencing a major depressive episode and have not had an adequate response to four or more adequate antidepressant treatments.