Movement disorders

Study identifies ways to prevent behavioural side-effects of deep brain stimulation

New research led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland has identified ways to prevent neuropsychiatric side-effects of subthalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson disease. A team led by neuropsychiatrist Dr Philip Mosley used a virtual casino to assess impulsive behaviour in 55 patients with Parkinson disease before and after undergoing subthalamic deep ...

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