Neuromodulation of the conscious state following severe brain injuries.

  title={Neuromodulation of the conscious state following severe brain injuries.},
  author={Esteban A. Fridman and Nicholas D. Schiff},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
Disorders of consciousness (DOC) following severe structural brain injuries globally affect the conscious state and the expression of goal-directed behaviors. In some subjects, neuromodulation with medications or electrical stimulation can markedly improve the impaired conscious state present in DOC. We briefly review recent studies and provide an organizing framework for considering the apparently widely disparate collection of medications and approaches that may modulate the conscious state… CONTINUE READING
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