Why psychiatrists are interested in botox

There’s growing interest in the use of botulinum toxin A as a treatment for depression.

A systematic review of five studies shows patients on botox injections are four times more likely to go into remission and twice as likely to improve their depression scores compared with placebo.

There were few reported side effects, which include injection site irritation, headache and vivid dreams, says lead author Dr Ajay Parsaik of the University of Texas.

But the review involves a small

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