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Botox For Depression Featured in TIME Magazine

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I was delighted to see the Time Magazine article, featuring the research on Botox for depression that my friend and colleague Eric Finzi and I conducted.  I think that the approach holds out real promise for many people who struggle with that difficult condition.

TIME MAGAZINE: BOTOX ARTICLE
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3 Replies to “Botox For Depression Featured in TIME Magazine”

  1. Jessica Freland says:

    I was very surprised and informed after reading this particular article today. Im a nurse in dc and this piqued my interest. Im genuinely interested in knowing more on this topic.

  2. peninsulaskipbins says:

    In 2006, Dr. Eric Finzi, a cosmetic surgeon in Maryland, injected Botox into frown lines around the mouth or in the forehead furrows of 10 clinically depressed women. The treatment was found to eliminate depression symptoms in nine of them and to reduce symptoms in the h woman. At the time, Finzi explained the results using the facial-feedback hypothesis a feedback loop in which people frown back at a depressed person, further deepening that person’s sense of isolation. He suggested that if a depressed person can’t frown because of Botox treatment, then others won’t frown back at them, thereby breaking the loop. ( See the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2008. )

  3. Beverly Kai says:

    Many years ago, a pop article on such research stated that the feedback loop goes into action if the person smiles. The act of smiling triggers good feelings. I adopted the practice, concentrating on “happy thoughts'”. This simple thing was a part of calming my nervous system and turning my life around. Life has been very good ever since, and it has been decades. I live in an ethnic community. One day a local woman came up to me, during my 18th year of residence, and asked, “What is it and why are you smiling all the time???” my answer came without thinking: “Because I am so happy to be alive, and living here.”Since then, I have been an honorary member of the ethnic group, accepted as a”Local”. No drugs or shots were used in the making of this serenity.

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