Two recent studies indicate that Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) may be a new and effective treatment for moderate to severe depression. Perhaps it’s not so crazy to think that injecting a cosmetic treatment, that helps reduce wrinkles, could also have a positive effect on people who are suffering from depression (there are currently 350 million people worldwide who suffer from depression).
It just might make sense that if patients frown less, and look happier that they could feel better and more positive about themselves and their interactions. From a biologic standpoint, “the facial feedback theory postulates that the brains monitors physical expression and that emotions are intensified by those expressions,” writes Linda Lewis, contributing editor of MedEsthetics.
For more information about Botox and Depression: http://medestheticsmag.com/botox-lifts-depression