Posted by JahL on August 8, 2001, at 15:28:55
In reply to Re: Suicide, posted by adamie on August 8, 2001, at 15:21:43
> if meds fail then VNS will be for me. only side effect is voice alteration. it's a pace maker for the brain. Although it doesn't even touch the brain. it's a tiny box in your chest with a little cord going around your vegus nerve. this cord gives it a small pulse every 3-6 minutes which over weeks or months of time make you feel more normal. response rates for true treatment resistant patients is around 45%.
Do you know if 45% is a 'response' (ie 50% improvement) or a 'remission' rate?
>nothing to lose.
>if you're suicidal then move to canada
Nice part of the world.