Apr 21, 2008

Inclusion criteria for ANS BROADEN study

  • Have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD)
  • Are between 21 and 70 years old
  • Had your first depressive episode before age 45
  • Have tried at least four treatments in your current episode; for example, different medications, different combinations of medications, and/or ECT
  • Are open to considering a surgical option for your depression
  • Are willing to get copies of your records from your psychiatrist for the last few years 
  • Are available for follow-up visits for 12+ months
  • Are willing to transfer your primary psychiatric care to the study psychiatrist.