\ deep brain stimulation Archives ~ ScienceBeta



Tag: deep brain stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation Effective Against Treatment-resistant Depression

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of an area in the brain called the subcallosal cingulate (SCC) has a potent antidepressant effect that continues over a long period of time in patients with treatment-resistant depression, a recent study found. Deep brain stimulation, currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, […]

The Effects Of Brain Stimulation On Mood State In Epilepsy

Stimulation of a brain region called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) reliably produced acute improvement in mood in epilepsy patients who suffered from depression, a new study has found. The effects were not seen in patients without mood symptoms, suggesting that the brain stimulation works to normalize activity in mood-related neural circuitry, the researchers say. […]

Adaptive Deep Brain Stimulation For Parkinson’s

A new adaptive deep brain stimulation method to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease has been developed by scientists. In the new method, stimulation changes in real time, based on the patient’s neural signals, as compared to traditional deep brain stimulation, which is constant. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can be an effective treatment for Parkinson’s […]

Lightning Could Pose Danger To Deep Brain Stimulation Patients

Patients who receive deep brain stimulation are routinely cautioned that their neurostimulators (also known as implantable pulse generators, or IPGs) may dysfunction when confronted by electromagnetic fields that can be generated by particular electrical devices found at work, home, and in the hospital. A new and potentially dangerous source of dysfunction has been identified: nearby […]

What Can We Learn When A Clinical Trial Is Stopped?

Some medical experiments are more daunting than others. The one that neurologist Helen Mayberg came up with to test a model of depression she had developed over about 15 years involved drilling two holes in the top of a patient’s skull and sliding two low-voltage electrodes deep into the brain until they reached a region […]