Sunday, July 30, 2006

Free Report From Harvard Medical School: UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION - By Charles Donovan

Harvard Medical School just published a special report titled Understanding Depression. Early recognition of the signs of depression is more common than in the past. New treatments, such as drugs targeted at specific changes in brain chemistry, can cut short otherwise crippling episodes. A variety of drugs and therapies can also be combined to boost the likelihood of a full remission. This report provides information on these and other helpful therapies. Reading it and sharing it with loved ones might help improve your life—or the life of someone close to you. And, because depression remains a leading cause of suicide, the information might even be lifesaving.

I think that this report is very informative, provides easy-to-understand explanations about this baffling disease and discusses various treatments. I know first hand that knowledge is so crucial to coping with this mental illness. This valuable report was prepared by the editors of Harvard Health Publications

I am offering this fifty-page report FREE to purchasers of Out of the Black Hole: The Patient's Guide to Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression.

    Chapter include:

    • Understanding depression
    • What is major depression?
    • What is bipolar disorder?
    • What causes depression?
    • Early losses, life events, and temperament
    • Medications and mood changes
    • What you should know about medications
    • New approaches

    • Overcoming barriers to treatment
    • Finding the best treatment
    • Managing side effects
    • Getting help
    • Depression, sex, age
    • Resources

I hope that you will take advantage of this offer. It could change your life or the life of someone you love.

Charles Donovan was a patient in the FDA investigational trial of vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment for chronic or recurrent treatment-resistant depression. He was implanted with the vagus nerve stimulator in April of 2001. He chronicles his journey from the grips of depression thanks to vagus nerve stimulation therapy in his book:

Out of the Black Hole: The Patient's Guide to Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression

His all inclusive book prepares depression sufferers to make an informed decision about this ninety-minute out-patient procedure. It is a "must read" before you discuss this treatment with your psychiatrist. A prescription for the procedure is required from an M.D. and it is covered by most insurance plans.

He is the founder of the Web Site and Bulletin.

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