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Portraits of Hope - Now Available

To read about other people's experiences with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and VNS Therapy, a booklet titled "Portraits of Hope" is available through your nurse case manager by calling 1-877-NOW-4VNS. In this booklet, 33 people share their experience with VNS Therapy. In addition, eight psychiatrists share their perspective and clinical experience in using VNS Therapy for TRD.


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.