Several new studies have been conducted regarding Botox as a treatment for depression. Researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland found that suppressing communication between facial muscles and the brain can offer relief for patients suffering from treatment resistant depression. Study subjects had 47% fewer symptoms of depression when re-evaluated six weeks after one treatment of Botox to the area above the eyebrows. A study in Chevy Chase, Maryland involved ten clinically depressed patients, none of whom had received Botox prior to this study. Upon being evaluated two months after treatment with Botox, nine had recovered from their depression.
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