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Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation for the treatment of depression: a study protocol for a double blinded randomized clinical trial

  • Pei-Jing Rong1Email author,
  • Ji-Liang Fang1, 3,
  • Li-Ping Wang4,
  • Hong Meng1,
  • Jun Liu3,
  • Ying-ge Ma5,
  • Hui Ben1,
  • Liang Li1,
  • Ru-Peng Liu1,
  • Zhan-Xia Huang5,
  • Yu-Feng Zhao6,
  • Xia Li5,
  • Bing Zhu1Email author and
  • Jian Kong2
BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)201212:255

Received: 16 September 2012

Accepted: 23 November 2012

Published: 14 December 2012

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23 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
14 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6882-12-255

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Guang An Men Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Huguosi TCM Hospital, Beijing University of TCM
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Clinical Evaluation Center, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences