Depression, by the numbers.
Percentage of depressed American adults who do not respond to more advanced pharmaco- and psychotherapy
Year the first patient with a mental disorder was treated with electroshock
Percentage of medical students in a 2002 study who, after watching the portrayal of electroconvulsive therapy in five movies, said they would dissuade a relative or friend from undergoing the treatment
Centimeters rTMS penetrates through the skull to the prefrontal cortex
Minimum number of raditional treatments (antidepressants or ECT) that must fail to work for a patient before a physician can consider vagus nerve stimulation, as stipulated by the FDA
Number of years that VNS has been in use for treatment-resistant depression
Estimated number of patients who have been treated with deep brain stimulation in ongoing international pilot studies