Current applications and limitations of surgical treatments for movement disorders.

@article{Krack2017CurrentAA,
  title={Current applications and limitations of surgical treatments for movement disorders.},
  author={Paul Krack and Raul Mart{\'i}nez-Fern{\'a}ndez and Marta del {\'A}lamo and Jose A. Obeso},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={
          36-52
        }
}
Functional neurosurgery for the treatment of both psychiatric and neurological disorders has been performed regularly since the 1940s. However, misuse in the early days and the appearance of effective medical treatments, such as levodopa and neuroleptic drugs, greatly reduced surgical approaches over several decades. The development of a comprehensive model of basal ganglia pathophysiology in the 1990s facilitated the resurgence of functional neurosurgery, mainly for the treatment of levodopa… CONTINUE READING

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