Emory patient and Emory physician featured on CNN

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | April 11, 2012

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An Emory patient and her journey with depression will be a featured story on CNN Presents on Sunday, April 15 and Saturday, April 21 at 8 pm. The segment will highlight Edi Guyton’s struggle in finding a treatment, and her courageous decision to participate in a clinical trial involving brain surgery.

The ongoing clinical trial, being led by Helen Mayberg, MD, Emory professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, employs a procedure called Deep Brain Stimulation, which uses electrodes to target a particular area of the brain that serves as a “junction box” for the circuits that control our moods.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN and Emory neurosurgeon, hosts the segment.