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Insurance Reimbursement for Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression

I attended the Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy Conference at the manufacturers' (Cyberonics) headquarters in Houston, TX in late July. The Conference presenters included senior management, psychiatric thought leaders and study investigators from the investigational clinical trial. In this article , I will limit the discussion to the question that I am asked most often; will insurance companies or Medicare cover vagus nerve stimulation for depression?

First Thing You Should Do to Get Out of Depression

Depression, in psychiatry, is a symptom of mood disorder characterized by intense feelings of loss, sadness, hopelessness, failure, and rejection. The two major types of mood disorder are unipolar disorder, also called major depression, and bipolar disorder, whose sufferers are termed manic-depressive.

When Your Mind Develops A Mind Of Its Own

We've all been there? One minute your listening intently as your mother in law tells you for the tenth time about the people she met on her recent holiday? or to the boss as he delivers a presentation on improving productivity levels (yawn!)

Depression-My Story

What is depression?

Sources of Online Suicide Help for People Suffering from Severe Depression

There are Many Resources for Online Suicide Help

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Depression - A Natural Treatment

A new research study has again shown that a diet rich in omega3 fatty acids can effectively treat and prevent depression and other mental disorders.

Aspartame and Your Mental Health

In 1965, a chemist working to develop an ulcer drug accidentally discovered a substance 200 times sweeter than sugar. The FDA initially shunned this substance because it caused seizures and brain tumors in lab animals.

How to Uncover the Reason You Cant Sleep Tonight

If you are like me love your sleep!

New FDA Approved Therapy for Depression: Timeline from Prescription to Procedure

On July 18, 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) approved vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment for chronic depression. On August 18th, I was a part of a conference call hosted by the manufacturer of the vagus nerve stimulator.

Are You Someones Puppet? Four Ways People Manipulate Others

With the current interest in mental health topics, a mentalhealth language has emerged with words such asmanipulation, boundaries, limits, rescuing, dependence, andcodependence. Many people are unclear what these words meanwhen applied to relationships. I would like to bring someclarity to one of these terms ? MANIPULATION ? and how itrelates to the other terms mentioned above. Webster?s New World Dictionary defines manipulation as:

Surviving the Storms of Life

August in Florida has a daily ritual that Floridians take with a grain of salt. It?s the daily storms that pass by and that are filled with more electricity than in a 4th of July fire works display. It?s no wonder they call Florida the ?Lightening Capital of the World?. Because rain clouds can be literally feet away from you and dump a huge storm on the people across the street and meanwhile your side of the street remains dry. It just depends on where you are located at the moment to the degree you get rained upon.

Raise Your Feeling Frequency with a Loving Smile

In every moment of our life we have the choice to think any thought we like. Sometimes we forget that we have the freedom to choose what we think in any moment. It does not matter what is happening in our life and what we are surrounded by.

Disability is NOT a Life Sentence

On September 30th 1998 I was crossing the street in a crosswalk when a young man ran through a red light running me over at 40 mph. He dragged me down the street as he tried to leave the scene of the accident.

Mental Health Stigma ? What Can We Do About It?

What is Stigma?

Depression Explained

Depression is a mental state marked by melancholy, pessimism or dejection.Depression can also be defined as a psychotic condition characterized by stuporous withdrawal from reality and intense guilt feelings.

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