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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 may improve survival for Parkinson's patients

Deep brain stimulation may improve survival for Parkinson's patients

Study investigates how brain lesions can contribute to criminal behavior

Study investigates how brain lesions can contribute to criminal behavior

Deep brain stimulation at low frequencies improves cognitive performance of PD patients

Deep brain stimulation at low frequencies improves cognitive performance of PD patients

OHSU study shows better clinical outcomes for deep brain stimulation while patients are asleep

OHSU study shows better clinical outcomes for deep brain stimulation while patients are asleep

Cleveland Clinic researchers win grants to study ethical issues involving brain surgery

Cleveland Clinic researchers win grants to study ethical issues involving brain surgery

Renishaw to exhibit medical robots at SBNS Autumn Meeting

Renishaw to exhibit medical robots at SBNS Autumn Meeting

Researchers perform first-ever clinical trial involving genetic screening for Parkinson’s disease

Researchers perform first-ever clinical trial involving genetic screening for Parkinson’s disease

Study finds transcranial direct-current stimulation to be less effective than anti-depressants

Study finds transcranial direct-current stimulation to be less effective than anti-depressants

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

MR-guided focused ultrasound continues to gain momentum in treating essential tremor patients

MR-guided focused ultrasound continues to gain momentum in treating essential tremor patients

Scientists use magnetic nanoparticles to trigger activity deep inside the brain

Scientists use magnetic nanoparticles to trigger activity deep inside the brain

Smartphone-based biofeedback rehabilitation system aims to improve balance in Parkinson's patients

Smartphone-based biofeedback rehabilitation system aims to improve balance in Parkinson's patients

Study shows that tDCS and physical therapy improve walking ability in patients with Parkinson's disease

Study shows that tDCS and physical therapy improve walking ability in patients with Parkinson's disease

Study: DBS shows promise for treating patients with post-stroke pain syndrome

Study: DBS shows promise for treating patients with post-stroke pain syndrome

Making brain implants smaller could eliminate scarring, extend life of devices

Making brain implants smaller could eliminate scarring, extend life of devices

New research reveals causes of weight gain after deep brain stimulation in Parkinsonian patients

New research reveals causes of weight gain after deep brain stimulation in Parkinsonian patients

Study evaluates effectiveness of deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients

Study evaluates effectiveness of deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients

Caltech researchers discover brain region that judges intensity, ambiguity of facial expressions

Caltech researchers discover brain region that judges intensity, ambiguity of facial expressions

Researchers design first light-activated drug for treatment of pain

Researchers design first light-activated drug for treatment of pain

Study finds thalamic DBS to be safe, effective treatment for young adults with Tourette syndrome

Study finds thalamic DBS to be safe, effective treatment for young adults with Tourette syndrome