Deep Brain Stimulation for Neurologic and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

@article{Wichmann2006DeepBS,
  title={Deep Brain Stimulation for Neurologic and Neuropsychiatric Disorders},
  author={Thomas Wichmann and Mahlon R. Delong},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2006},
  volume={52},
  pages={197-204}
}
In the 1960s, ablative stereotactic surgery was employed for a variety of movement disorders and psychiatric conditions. Although largely abandoned in the 1970s because of highly effective drugs, such as levodopa for Parkinson's disease (PD), and a reaction against psychosurgery, the field has undergone a virtual renaissance, guided by a better understanding of brain circuitry and the circuit abnormalities underlying movement disorders such as PD and neuropsychiatric conditions, such as… CONTINUE READING

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