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Brain Implant Offers Hope for Severely Depressed

By Peggy Mears

For about 10 percent of people with severe depression, no available treatments work -- not anti-depressant medicines, not psychotherapy, not even electroshock therapy. But now a revolutionary treatment that entails brain surgery shows preliminary promise in treating intractable depression.

Originally aired on All Things Considered. Reported by Michelle Trudeau. Produced by Peggy Mears.

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Copyright 2005, Used with permission from NPR.

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