Deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders.

  title={Deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders.},
  author={Jens H Kuhn and Theo O. J. Gruendler and Doris Lenartz and Volker Sturm and Joachim Klosterk{\"o}tter and Wolfgang Huff},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  volume={107 7},
BACKGROUND Deep brain stimulation (DBS), an established treatment for some movement disorders, is now being used experimentally to treat psychiatric disorders as well. In a number of recently published case series, DBS yielded an impressive therapeutic benefit in patients with medically intractable psychiatric diseases. METHODS This review of the use of DBS to treat psychiatric disorders is based on literature retrieved from a selective Pubmed search for relevant keywords, reference works on… CONTINUE READING


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