RECOVER Trial

We are currently recruiting patients who are Medicare beneficiaries (patients on disability under the age of 65 and all patients 65 years and older) with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) who have not found adequate relief in their current and previous treatments aimed at controlling their depression and are interested in trying an alternative, FDA-approved treatment called vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy. This survey will help us in deciding if you are eligible to participate in this trial.

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* 1. Do you currently feel depressed? If so, which of the following symptoms do you currently identify with? (Select as many as apply)

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* 2. Have you ever been told you have “Major Depressive Disorder”? (Select 1)

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* 3. Have you ever been told you have “Bipolar disorder”? (Select 1)

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* 4. Have you ever seen things other people cannot see, hear things other people cannot hear, or been told you have “Schizophrenia” or “Schizoaffective Disorder”? (Select 1)

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* 5. Have you ever struggled with substance abuse? (Select 1)

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* 6. How many of the following treatments have you tried? (Select as many as apply)

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* 7. What has worked in the past, if anything? (Select as many as apply)

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* 8. If you have not found relief from your depression and have selected at least 4 of the categories above, are you interested in learning more and/or trying vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) to treat your depression? (Select 1)

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* 9. If you selected “Yes” above, do you have a pacemaker or a deep brain stimulator (DBS) implant?

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* 10. If interested in VNS, what is your name and phone number so we may contact you?

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