Hands on Experience with Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression


Recently I found a hands on experience blog for someone undergoing deep brain stimulation for parkinson’s disease. Now another blogger who blogs about the participation in a trial: 278-005 DBS Trial. This trial is done in St. Jude’s. It’s the DBS study for TRD (treatment resistant depression). Surgery is scheduled for next week.

The trial is a blind study – which means I won’t know if the gizmo they give me is turned on or not. At least for 6 months I won’t know. from what I understand 2 out of 3 of the gizmos implanted will be turned on. The other 1/3 won’t be turned on for 6 months and NONE of us will know which one we are.