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Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure in which doctors implant electrodes in specific brain areas to treat patients with neurological and psychiatric diseases who do not respond to conventional medication. At Emory University, DBS is mainly used for patients with Parkinson's disease, dystonia and depression. Researchers at the Yerkes Research Center are working to understand the underlying anatomical and physiological bases that contribute to the beneficial effects of the therapeutic DBS approach in patients.

Yerkes Investigators Using Deep Brain Stimulation

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