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Med Sci (Paris). 2015 Jun-Jul;31(6-7):674-9. doi: 10.1051/medsci/20153106022. Epub 2015 Jul 7.

[Surgical strategy to rescue the addicts].

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Équipe BAGAMORE (ganglions de la base, motivation et récompense), institut de neurosciences de la Timone, UMR7289 CNRS et Aix-Marseille université, campus santé Timone, 27, boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille cedex 05, France.


Since its successful application for the treatment of neurological disorders, deep brain stimulation (DBS) is currently also applied for the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorders or depression. DBS is being considered, or even applied, as a treatment for certain forms of addiction. We review here the cerebral structures aimed for such a strategy and discuss their respective positive and negative aspects.

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