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Psychosurgery With Deep Brain Stimulation Makes A Gentle Comeback

Psychosurgery is making a comeback. Recently published case series have shown encouraging results of so-called deep brain stimulation (DBS) in treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder, depressive disorders, and Tourette syndrome. In the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, authors Jens Kuhn (University of Cologne) and Theo P J Gründer (Max Planck Institute, Cologne) and their co-authors provide […]

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frontal cortex of the human brain

Deep Brain Stimulation Treats Depression By Stimulating The Pleasure Center

Even with the best of available treatments, over a third of patients with depression may not achieve a satisfactory antidepressant response. Deep brain stimulation (DBS), a form of targeted electrical stimulation in the brain via implanted electrodes, is now undergoing careful testing to determine whether it could play a role in the treatment of patients […]

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Source: Heidelberg University Hospital.

Deep Brain Stimulation Successful For Treatment Of A Severely Depressive Patient (World’s First Operation)

Neurosurgeons from University Hospital Heidelberg performed the world’s first operation on the ‘habenula’ to treat depression with cooperation from psychiatrists at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim. The team of neurosurgeons and psychiatrists have for the first time successfully treated a patient suffering from severe depression by stimulating the habenula, a tiny nerve […]

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An Overview Of Brain Stimulation Therapies

Brain stimulation therapies have received increased attention as of late. These treatments involve activating or touching the brain directly with electricity, magnets, or implants to treat depression and other disorders. One type of brain stimulation, Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), was previously detailed in “What is CES?” Part 1 and Part 2. BMED Report even created […]

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