Depression treatment

This tag covers treatments for depression.

  • The document below gives information on Anterior Cingulotomy for Depression. It is intended to provide an overview of the treatment and for someone who is considering treatment, should be supplemented by discussions with clinicians from the AIS. It has been written collaboratively with neurosurgical colleagues in London.

  • This is a brief overview of anterior cingulotomy as a treatment for depression or OCD. It does not attempt to cover all aspects of treatment, nor does it provide details about outcomes. Please ask us if you would like more information about this.

  • This is merely an overview of VNS. Please note that VNS is no longer funded as part of our Service Level Agreement (SLA). This means that whilst Scottish NHS Boards can make a referral for consideration for specialist treatment at no additional cost, if VNS is the preferred option additional funding will be required.