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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.
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

Advances in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s could lead to treatments for other disorders

Advances in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s could lead to treatments for other disorders

DBS improves patients' cognitive control by increasing power of brain rhythms

DBS improves patients' cognitive control by increasing power of brain rhythms

Deep brain stimulation offers significant relief for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Deep brain stimulation offers significant relief for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Parkinson's treatment boosts the number and strength of brain cell 'batteries'

Parkinson's treatment boosts the number and strength of brain cell 'batteries'

Study suggests two deep brain stimulation sites that are effective for treating OCD

Study suggests two deep brain stimulation sites that are effective for treating OCD