Somatic treatments for mood disorders.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Somatic treatments for mood disorders represent a class of interventions available either as a stand-alone option, or in combination with psychopharmacology and/or psychotherapy. Here, we review the currently available techniques, including those already in clinical use and those still under research. Techniques are grouped into the following categories: (1) seizure therapies, including electroconvulsive therapy and magnetic seizure therapy, (2) noninvasive techniques, including repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, and cranial electric stimulation, (3) surgical approaches, including vagus nerve stimulation, epidural electrical stimulation, and deep brain stimulation, and (4) technologies on the horizon. Additionally, we discuss novel approaches to the optimization of each treatment, and new techniques that are under active investigation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rosa, MA; Lisanby, SH

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 102 - 116

PubMed ID

  • 21976043

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3238088

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1740-634X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/npp.2011.225


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England