Research shows Botox may help with depression

By WEEK Producer

May 7, 2014 Updated May 7, 2014 at 10:54 PM CDT

Getting Botox injections can help people feel better about their appearance but new research suggests the facial filler may treat depression as well

A small study found 17 out of 33 patients had significant relief of depression symptoms after one Botox injection.

Twenty-seven percent of the group had a total remission.

It is not yet clear how Botox helps. Injections last only three months.

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