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Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation improves motor symptoms and quality of life in advanced Parkinson's disease. As after other life-altering surgeries, suicides have been reported following deep brain stimulation for movement disorders. We sought to determine the suicide rate following subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's(More)
We would like to thank Temel et al. for their communication highlighting the potential role of serotonin and suicidal behaviours, which are intriguing and potentially of relevance. Temel et al. have previously shown that subthalamic nucleus (STN) HFS in a rat study inhibits serotonergic dorsal raphe firing rate and elicits depressive-like behaviour which(More)
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