A list of things that deep brain stimulation has been used to treat. DBS involves surgically implanting an electrode into the brain which is stimulated with a ‘pacemaker’ like device.
I’ve just been looking over the DBS literature and I was quite surprised to see that it has been used to try and treat just about anything you can think of.
Maybe someone should try it for over-optimistic repetitive surgery syndrome? Anyway, here’s the one’s I’ve found, if you know of any others, do send them in or add them to the comments.
Early onset pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration
2 thoughts on “Deep brain optimism”
Although it hasn’t been published yet, initial results from a clinical trial of DBS for anorexia nervosa were presented at the International Neuromodulation Society meeting:
Dr. Shock is always a great source of news:
And for a futuristic view, here’s Christopher Harris:
Re: DBS and anorexia nervosa
This is also being studied in the US. I haven’t seen it published yet.