Botulin injections may relieve major depression
from Medscape (free subscription)
Just a single treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA (OBA), a botulinum toxin that is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for cosmetic purposes to treat frown lines, appears to ease depressive symptoms, new research suggests. Results from the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial showed that OBA resulted in "significant and sustained" improvement in the depressive symptoms of patients with moderate to severe unipolar depression.
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