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Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2018;162:D2333.

[Deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders].

[Article in Dutch]

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Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam.


- Deep brain stimulation (DBS) corrects pathological activity of neuropsychiatric brain networks with high frequency current via implanted brain electrodes.- DBS is an effective and safe treatment for therapy-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder and potentially also for therapy-refractory major depressive disorder.- Experimental psychiatric indications for DBS are Tourette syndrome, addiction, anorexia nervosa, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism and schizophrenia.- DBS influences brain networks that are relevant for a variety of psychiatric symptoms. Potentially, in the future this interventional technique may therefore be deployed more broadly.

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