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Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

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Deep Brain Stimulation Movement Disorders publication
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure used to treat disabling symptoms of neurological disorders, including dystonia, focal epilepsy, essential tremor, and Parkinson's disease. DBS uses a medical device to deliver electrical stimulation to specific areas in the brain that control movement, which blocks the abnormal nerve signals that cause symptoms. The publications describes the DBS system and its advantages for patients. Also discussed is NINDS-funded research on DBS, including studies to further improve the system. A list of sources of additional information is included as well.

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