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Can deep brain stimulation cause cognitive problems?
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Possibly
Dbs holds promise as a treatment for parkinson's disease, depression, and ocd.
It is still listed as an experimental treatment by the nimh. Possible side effects include: bleeding in the brain or stroke, infection, disorientation or confusion, unwanted mood changes, movement disorders, lightheadedness, and trouble sleeping. It's experimental so other as yet unidentified side effects may occur.

In brief: Possibly
Dbs holds promise as a treatment for parkinson's disease, depression, and ocd.
It is still listed as an experimental treatment by the nimh. Possible side effects include: bleeding in the brain or stroke, infection, disorientation or confusion, unwanted mood changes, movement disorders, lightheadedness, and trouble sleeping. It's experimental so other as yet unidentified side effects may occur.
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