Deep brain stimulation of the subcallosal cingulate gyrus for depression: anatomical location of active contacts in clinical responders and a suggested guideline for targeting.

@article{Hamani2009DeepBS,
  title={Deep brain stimulation of the subcallosal cingulate gyrus for depression: anatomical location of active contacts in clinical responders and a suggested guideline for targeting.},
  author={Clement Hamani and Helen S. Mayberg and Brian A. Snyder and Peter Giacobbe and Sidney H. Kennedy and Andres M. Lozano},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={111 6},
  pages={1209-15}
}
OBJECT Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subcallosal cingulate gyrus (SCG), including Brodmann area 25, is currently being investigated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). As a potential emerging therapy, optimal target selection within the SCG has still to be determined. The authors compared the location of the electrode contacts in responders and nonresponders to DBS of the SCG and correlated the results with clinical outcome to help in identifying the optimal target… CONTINUE READING