Talking to Your Psychiatrist
If you would like to know if you could benefit from adjunctive VNS Therapy for treatment resistant depression, talk to your psychiatrist. Click here to visit WebMD to assess your depression and find out if VNS Therapy is right for you.  Share the outcomes from the self-assessment with your psychiatrist during your next office visit.

Before you go, write down thoughts you want to discuss with your psychiatrist. Use the self-assessment form to help you think of questions to ask during your next office visit.

"Those individuals who have not been able to achieve a long-term benefit with current treatments are good candidates for VNS."

A. John Rush, MD, Vice Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences Professor, Department of Psychiatry University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

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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.