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Deep brain stimulation; a new treatment shows promise in the most difficult cases.

9781932594379

Deep brain stimulation; a new treatment shows promise in the most difficult cases.

Talan, Jamie.

Dana Press

176 pages

$25.00

Hardcover

QP388

For general readers, patients, and practitioners, Talan recounts the evolution of deep brain stimulation from an experimental treatment to a common surgical option. She details what led up to the FDA's approval of the procedure for use with Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, including Irving Cooper's pioneering efforts. She also describes stories of patients and uses of the treatment for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, pain, epilepsy, and other diseases, as well as risks and ethical issues. Talan, a science writer at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, covered neuroscience for Newsday for over twenty years.

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Date:Jun 1, 2009
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