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Parkinson: Weight gain after deep brain stimulation

It was already known that people affected by Parkinson's disease, when subjected to deep brain stimulation, gained weight, but it was less clear why that was so. New research has now shown that the weight gain after implant has a multifactorial origin. Show More Summary

Parkinson: Weight gain after deep brain stimulation

(Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati) It was already known that people affected by Parkinson's disease, when subjected to deep brain stimulation, gained weight, but it was less clear why that was so. New research by the...Show More Summary

A Pilot Study of Deep Brain Stimulation in Treatment-resistant Schizophrenia

Winner of the Best International Abstract Award, Laura Salgado Lopez, MD, presented her research, A Pilot Study of Deep Brain Stimulation in Treatment-resistant Schizophrenia, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting.

Deep brain stimulation may reduce severe Tourette's syndrome

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

The technique sends electrical signals to a part of the brain that may function abnormally in the disorder, which causes tics and vocal outbursts.

Healthier gut bacteria and weight loss achieved through magnetic brain stimulation

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

For several years now, researchers have been building on a series of studies that have displayed links between non-invasive, deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) and reduced food cravings. Now, for the first time, research has...Show More Summary

"Cortical Stimulation" for Depression

The last decade saw a number of new experimental treatments for depression based around the idea of using electricity to alter brain function - deep brain stimulation (DBS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and transcranial magnetic stimulation...Show More Summary

Deep brain stimulation provides long-term relief from severe depressions

Doctors have produced the first evidence of deep brain stimulation's lasting effectiveness in a four-year study. The method could serve in the future as an optional therapy for critically ill patients, suggests a new report.

Deep brain stimulation provides long-term relief from severe depressions

(University of Freiburg) Doctors at the Medical Center -- University of Freiburg produce the first evidence of the method's lasting effectiveness in a four-year study. The method could serve in the future as an optional therapy for critically ill patients.

Sound waves boost older adult' memory, deep sleep

(Northwestern University) Gentle sound stimulation -- such as the rush of a waterfall -- synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and tripled their ability to recall words, reports a new study. The goal is to make the new technology available for home use.

This Brain Treatment Could Be a Cure For Anorexia, Depression, and More

For those suffering from life-threatening eating disorders, a new hope comes from a treatment called deep brain stimulation (DBS). This FDA-approved treatment has historically been used for neurological disorders (primarily involving...Show More Summary

Scientists Test Deep Brain Stimulation As Potential Anorexia Therapy

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A small study in 16 people with severe anorexia has found that implanting stimulation electrodes into the brains of patients could ease their anxiety and help them gain weight. Researchers found that in extreme cases of the eating disorder,...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Anorexia: Deep brain stimulation may be an effective treatment

Deep brain stimulation may be helpful in treating anorexia, finds a new trial. The surgical technique improved mental and physical well-being.

Scientists test deep brain stimulation as potential anorexia therapy

3 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON (Reuters) - A small study in 16 people with severe anorexia has found that implanting stimulation electrodes into the brains of patients could ease their anxiety and help them gain weight.

Deep brain stimulation for patients with chronic anorexia is safe and might improve symptoms

(The Lancet) Small study in 16 people suggests technique is safe and might help improve mood, anxiety and well-being, while increasing weight.

Deep brain stimulation helps addicted rats kick heroin

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If you've ever had the unique experience of trying to get a lab rat off of heroin, then you'll know that it can be very difficult – the narcotic is notoriously addictive. Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, however, have recently...Show More Summary

Scientists show deep brain stimulation blocks heroin relapse in rats

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can greatly reduce the compulsion to use heroin in standard rat models of addiction, new research has demonstrated.

TSRI scientists show deep brain stimulation blocks heroin relapse in rats

(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that deep brain stimulation (DBS) can greatly reduce the compulsion to use heroin in standard rat models of addiction.

An interview with a deep brain stimulation patient: “I’m worried about getting water in the holes in my head”

Psychologists have conducted a series of in-depth interviews with a Parkinson's patient contemplating surgery for deep brain stimulation. By Christian Jarrett

Deep brain stimulation studies in Alzheimer's disease pose ethical challenges

Promising, early studies of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease have paved a path for future clinical trials, but there are unique ethical challenges with this vulnerable population regarding decision making and post-study treatment access that need to be addressed as they ramp up, researchers argue.

Deep brain stimulation studies in Alzheimer's disease pose ethical challenges

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Promising, early studies of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease have paved a path for future clinical trials, but there are unique ethical challenges with...Show More Summary

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