Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s Disease

Investigators from Brown University and two Rhode Island hospitals are participating a clinical trial investigating the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. DBS is currently FDA approved to treat Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome and resistant Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The collaboration of the two hospitals is part of […]

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Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Unipolar And Bipolar Depression

A study in the Archives of General Psychiatry shows that deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a safe and effective intervention for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in patients with either unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar ll disorder (BP). Men and women aged 18 to 70 years with a moderate-to-severe major depressive episode after at least […]

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