Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Adolescent Treatment Resistant Depression – A Case Report

J Pediatr. 2024 Apr 27:114078. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2024.114078. Online ahead of print.


Adolescence is a critical time period for the onset of depression and many patients do not respond to treatment. Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) may be a promising alternative. Here we present the case of an adolescent girl with treatment resistant depression, receiving taVNS over the course of 7.5 months.

PMID:38685314 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpeds.2024.114078