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Is deep brain stimulation any help for Parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: Yes

The motor symptoms are often helped.
Consider a consultation with an expert clinic specializing in this area. Not everyone is a candidate and all surgery has risks and benefits.

In brief: Yes

The motor symptoms are often helped.
Consider a consultation with an expert clinic specializing in this area. Not everyone is a candidate and all surgery has risks and benefits.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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In brief: Yes, Absolutely!!

Deep brain stimulation therapy of the stn (sub-thalamic nucleus) or gpi (globus pallidus interna) can greatly improve "on" time (good function with minimized symptoms) & greatly reduce dyskinesia (twisting, writhing, jerking movements during "on" time).
Good candidates must be not demented, psychiatrically stable, & still demonstrating good symptom relief from meds, but with inconsistent results.

In brief: Yes, Absolutely!!

Deep brain stimulation therapy of the stn (sub-thalamic nucleus) or gpi (globus pallidus interna) can greatly improve "on" time (good function with minimized symptoms) & greatly reduce dyskinesia (twisting, writhing, jerking movements during "on" time).
Good candidates must be not demented, psychiatrically stable, & still demonstrating good symptom relief from meds, but with inconsistent results.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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