Brain Stimulation in Psychiatric Treatment

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Dr. Lisanby has produced a gem of a review on a very timely topic, namely, somatic treatments that involve electrical stimulation targeting the brain. Psychiatrists know about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), but may not be aware of several newer brain stimulation methods. The alphabet soup list of treatments includes TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), MST (magnetic seizure therapy), DBS (deep brain stimulation), and VNS (vagal nerve stimulation).​

J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(11):1496-1496