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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure used to treat a variety of disabling neurological symptoms—most commonly the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), such as tremor, rigidity, stiffness, slowed movement, and walking problems. The procedure is also used to treat essential tremor, a common neurological movement disorder. At present, the procedure is used only for patients whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with medications.
Deep brain stimulation effective in resistant depression

Deep brain stimulation effective in resistant depression

Long-term study data shows DBS is effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Long-term study data shows DBS is effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression

New review provides knowledge about sex-related differences in Parkinson's disease

New review provides knowledge about sex-related differences in Parkinson's disease

Deep brain stimulation found to be safe, effective in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus

Deep brain stimulation found to be safe, effective in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus

New device uses electromagnetic waves to reverse Alzheimer’s

New device uses electromagnetic waves to reverse Alzheimer’s

Brain-computer interface: huge potential benefits and formidable challenges

Brain-computer interface: huge potential benefits and formidable challenges

New oral splint can reduce tics in children and adults with Tourette syndrome

New oral splint can reduce tics in children and adults with Tourette syndrome

Mesh electronics could make brain stimulation the new therapeutic norm

Mesh electronics could make brain stimulation the new therapeutic norm

Johns Hopkins researchers reveal why deep brain stimulation improves Parkinson’s symptoms

Johns Hopkins researchers reveal why deep brain stimulation improves Parkinson’s symptoms

Implantable brain chip could solve obesity epidemic

Implantable brain chip could solve obesity epidemic

Study could improve patients' abilities to manage symptoms of mental illness

Study could improve patients' abilities to manage symptoms of mental illness

Closed-loop brain stimulator based on sweat response for PTSD patients

Closed-loop brain stimulator based on sweat response for PTSD patients

Deep brain stimulation impairs memory recall

Deep brain stimulation impairs memory recall

"Smart" deep brain stimulators for Parkinson’s

"Smart" deep brain stimulators for Parkinson’s

Neuroscientists control visual behavior of a mouse with single-cell precision

Neuroscientists control visual behavior of a mouse with single-cell precision

New radiation technique shows promise for treating patients with essential tremor

New radiation technique shows promise for treating patients with essential tremor

Provocation of obsessive thoughts induces physiological brain changes in 64-year-old man with OCD

Provocation of obsessive thoughts induces physiological brain changes in 64-year-old man with OCD

Could deep brain stimulation help resolve the opioid epidemic?

Could deep brain stimulation help resolve the opioid epidemic?

Parkinson's sufferers regain mobility with new implant

Parkinson's sufferers regain mobility with new implant

Understanding imbalance in key neural pathway to help treat psychiatric disorders

Understanding imbalance in key neural pathway to help treat psychiatric disorders