Yes or No: Brain Electrodes May Be Long-Lasting Aid for Depression?

In connection with our previous post ‘Yes or No: There is a Link Between Depression and Serotonin?’, a small study (of 25 participants over 6-9 years) reported in the New Scientist (Klein, 2020) suggests that brain electrodes may be a long-lasting aid for those suffering with depression (Bergfeld et al., 2022).


Bergfeld, I.O., Ooms, P., Lok, A., de Rue, L., Vissers, P., de Knijff, D., Horst, F., Beute, G., van den Munckhof, P., Schuurman, P.R & Denys, D. (2022) Efficacy and Quality of Life after 6-9 Years of Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression. Brain Stimulation. 15(4), pp.957-964.

Klein, A. (2022) Brain Electrodes May Be Long-Lasting Aid for Depression. New Scientist. 09 July 2022, pp.12.