The evolution of deep brain stimulation for neuropsychiatric disorders.

  title={The evolution of deep brain stimulation for neuropsychiatric disorders.},
  author={Benjamin D. Greenberg and Kathleen Dawn Askland and Linda L Carpenter},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is the most focal method for stimulating the human brain. In contrast to lesions, DBS is nonablative, with the advantages of reversibility and adjustability. Thus, therapeutic effectiveness can be enhanced and stimulation-related side effects minimized during long-term patient management. While DBS is an approved adjunct therapy for severe, medication-refractory movement disorders, it remains investigational in neuropsychiatry. However, experience to date, though… CONTINUE READING
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