Pallidal stimulation in dystonia: effects on cognition, mood, and quality of life.

  title={Pallidal stimulation in dystonia: effects on cognition, mood, and quality of life.},
  author={Thomas D. Haelbig and Doreen Gruber and Ute A. Kopp and Gerhard Schneider and Thomas Trottenberg and Andreas Kupsch},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={76 12},
Bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) alleviates symptoms in patients with dystonia but its effects on cognition, neuropsychiatric status, and quality of life have not been examined. This is a case series report of 15 consecutive patients with different forms of dystonia who underwent bilateral implantation of DBS electrodes in the GPi. The patients were evaluated preoperatively and after 3-12 months of DBS with tests of cognition (Mattis Dementia Rating… CONTINUE READING


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