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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2 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. )

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