Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Deep Brain Stimulation Management

Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Deep Brain Stimulation Management

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Title: Deep Brain Stimulation Management, Second Edition Editors: Wiliam J. Marks, Jr., 2015, Cambridge University Press, UK. ISBN: 978-1-107-08425-4 Publisher: Cambridge University Press Number of pages: XIII, 235

Deep brain stimulation has evolved as an important and established treatment for movement disorders, and new indications for deep brain stimulation are emerging. Indications for deep brain stimulation are essential tremor, Parkinsons disease, dystonia and epilepsy. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is presently the sole psychiatric condition for which regulatory approval in the US has been granted, although considerable investigation is underway to treat refractory depression with deep brain stimulation. The book reviewed is a guide for clinicians interested in becoming involved with, or who are already involved in, using deep brain stimulation for their patients. The book deals with all the key topics conserning the use of deep brain stimulation. It should be noted that the editor, William J.Marks, Jr.; is an assistant professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco and medical director of the Center for Parkinsons Disease and Movement Disorder at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He is an expert in deep brain stimulation, turning the VA Medical Center into the busiest center of this type in the USA. The book consists of several chapters. The first chapter of this book serves as an introduction where the expanding role of deep brain stimulation is explained. The second chapter discussimpairment es when to consider deep brain stimulation for patients with Parkinsons disease, essential tremor or dystonia. …

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