Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression causes drastic Improvement, not cure

Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Follow-Up After 3 to 6 Years Sidney H. Kennedy, M.D., Peter Giacobbe, M.D., M.Sc., Sakina J. Rizvi, B.Sc., Franca M. Placenza, Ph.D., Yasunori Nishikawa, B.Sc., Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., and Andres M. Lozano, M.D., Ph.D. From the Department of Psychiatry and the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University … Continue reading

Remission of Major Depression Under Deep Brain Stimulation of the Lateral Habenula in a Therapy-Refractory Patient

Remission of Major Depression Under Deep Brain Stimulation of the Lateral Habenula in a Therapy-Refractory Patient Alexander Sartorius a, , Karl L. Kiening b, Peter Kirsch c, Carl C. von Gall d, Uwe Haberkorn d, Andreas W. Unterberg e, Fritz A. Henn f and Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg g a Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Central Institute … Continue reading

Neuroethics of deep brain stimulation in research and clinical practice.

Eur J Neurosci. 2010 Oct;32(7):1152-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2010.07421.x. Ethical brain stimulation – neuroethics of deep brain stimulation in research and clinical practice. Clausen J. University of Tübingen, Institute for Ethics and History in Medicine, Gartenstr. 47, 72074 Tübingen, Germany. Abstract Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a clinically established procedure for treating severe motor symptoms in patients … Continue reading

Neurogenic hippocampal targets of deep brain stimulation.

Neurogenic hippocampal targets of deep brain stimulation. J Comp Neurol. 2011 Jan 1;519(1):6-20. Encinas JM, Hamani C, Lozano AM, Enikolopov G. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724, USA. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is being used to treat movement, neurological, and psychiatric disorders; recently it has been successfully applied to patients with … Continue reading

Deep Brain Stimulation: Adenosine is crucial for DBS–mediated attenuation of tremor

Deep brain stimulation is a surgical treatment where electrodes, or brain pacemakers, are implanted into specific areas of the brain to drive an electrical jolt. The mechanism by which DBS results in the treatment of Parkinsons, Dystonia, Tremor, Chronic pain is still not clearly understood. DBS has been also used to treat tourettes, OCD, phantom … Continue reading

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