Cosmetic medicine should be studied as potential depression treatment

01/15/2010 | PsychologyToday.com

Dr. Eva Ritvo, the University of Miami's vice chair of psychiatry, discusses in this article the question of whether Botox could serve as an adjunctive treatment for people with depression. At least one small study found that when patients received Botox injections in their glabellar frown lines, depression improved. "It has long been an assumption that there is a link between physical expression of emotions and the intensity of those emotions," Ritvo writes.

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