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Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment blocks the abnormal circuitry of the brain that occurs in people with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. The therapy minimizes many of the disabling symptoms and improves the overall quality of life of patients suffering from these degenerative diseases. Recent studies have also shown that deep brain stimulation treatment may be effective in treating other conditions including Tourette’s syndrome, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.