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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.
Stanford technique directly controls brain cell activity with light

Stanford technique directly controls brain cell activity with light

Drug resistant headache pain eased by brain stimulation

Drug resistant headache pain eased by brain stimulation

New techniques give hope to brain damaged victims

New techniques give hope to brain damaged victims

Parkinson's symptoms alleviated by electrical stimulation to the brain

Parkinson's symptoms alleviated by electrical stimulation to the brain

Researchers identify target of the widely prescribed antidepressant Prozac

Researchers identify target of the widely prescribed antidepressant Prozac

Dealing with children's misbehavior

Dealing with children's misbehavior

Study shows patients regain hand function when given cortical stimulation with rehab

Study shows patients regain hand function when given cortical stimulation with rehab

Sending tiny electric pulses to a part of the brain controlling motor function boosts stroke recovery

Sending tiny electric pulses to a part of the brain controlling motor function boosts stroke recovery

Safer treatment for depression

Safer treatment for depression

Pitt team develop wireless treatment for depression, seizures

Pitt team develop wireless treatment for depression, seizures

Eye cell implants improve lives of Parkinson's sufferers

Eye cell implants improve lives of Parkinson's sufferers

Computer-aided guidance system simplifies the surgical treatment for movement disorders

Computer-aided guidance system simplifies the surgical treatment for movement disorders

Deep brain stimulation can lower blood pressure

Deep brain stimulation can lower blood pressure

Simulator helps stroke patients learn to drive again

Simulator helps stroke patients learn to drive again

Neurologix announces positive interim results of gene therapy clinical trial for patients with Parkinson's disease

Neurologix announces positive interim results of gene therapy clinical trial for patients with Parkinson's disease

Guidelines for treatment of essential tremor

Guidelines for treatment of essential tremor

Study examines reasons for unsatisfactory outcomes following deep brain stimulation surgery

Study examines reasons for unsatisfactory outcomes following deep brain stimulation surgery

Doctors study surgery to stop epileptic seizures

Doctors study surgery to stop epileptic seizures

Investigational device-based therapies will lead to entirely new treatment options for chronic depression sufferers

Investigational device-based therapies will lead to entirely new treatment options for chronic depression sufferers

Deep brain stimulation alleviates severe depression

Deep brain stimulation alleviates severe depression