The UTHealth Houston Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders at the Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is collaborating with LivaNova, a global medical technology company, to start a new clinical trial – the “RECOVER study” – to help treat depression.
We are actively looking for patients to participate in the RECOVER study. Those who participate in the study will receive VNS therapy and all study-related care at no cost to them.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Currently depressed
  • Have depression, or bipolar depression, that has lasted for more than two years or recurred several times
  • Have tried at least four types of antidepressant treatments and not found them helpful



Phone: (713) 486-2881

Take the study survey here.