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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
14 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Deep brain stimulation has been studied in patients with very severe, treat resistant depression (trd). The number of people treated has been small b ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Deep Brain Stim?: If your dbs acronym means "deep brain stimulation, " there have been some small studies of this in severely treatment-resistant depressed patients. R ... Read More
Dr. Milind Deogaonkar
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: In intractable depression DBS can improve the symptoms by about 50%

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dutka
45 years experience Neurology
DBS can work: Dystonia secondary to stroke or head injury can be treated with dbs. I have a young patient who was successfully treated with dbs for hemidystonia du ... Read More
Dr. David Lundin
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Dbs can lessen dystonia from medications.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Mosley
20 years experience General Practice
I found...: ...the results of studies of baclofen use in people who had spinal cord or head injuries, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. In these studies, bac ... Read More
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Dr. Milind Deogaonkar
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Both work well: Both work well. ITB pump will give you about 50 to 60% improvement similar to DBS. DBS costs more. DBS is more risky procedure but ITB needs refilling ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
14 years experience Neurology
Yes.: Patients that have undergone deep brain stimulation (dbs) surgery are able to do pretty much everything that they could do before the surgery. Trauma ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Pacemaker for Brain: In many ways a deep brain stimulator access a pacemaker for the brain. It sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain. In select brain re ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not necessarily: Dbs is best for parkinson's and dystonia, and maybe cerebellar or essential tremors, but unlikely to directly improve facial tremors or dyskinesias.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Spetzler
50 years experience Neurosurgery
Possibly: Deep brain stimulation (dbs) or medications may result in personality changes. The procedure involves passing electrode(s) through the frontal lobes i ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Too early to tell: Deep Brain Stimulation might sensitize you to Azilect (rasagiline)
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
None: By "none" I don't mean no reduction, I mean no typical. Any statistics on dose reduction after DBS are descriptive not predictive; i.e. they only aver ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not clear: Azilect (rasagiline) and DBS has not been researched, and I would suspect it to be of limited value in most pts, as it is said to be potentially neuro ... Read More

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