Vagus nerve stimulation has a positive effect on mood in patients with refractory epilepsy

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 04/24/2012

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is associated with improvements in both mood and quality of life (QOL) in patients with refractory epilepsy. Since these improvements appeared to be independent of seizure control, the results of this study indicate an additional antidepressant effect of VNS, which can be of extra value in view of the high co–morbidity of mood disturbances in patients with epilepsy.

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