T&S Magazine, June 2015
Special Issue on Ethics / ISTAS 2015
Informed Consent for Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a therapy used to relieve the symptoms of movement disorders, specifically dystonia, essential tremor, and the effects of Parkinson disease. It is currently also being studied for a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses.
DBS is complicated to employ, requiring the coordinated effort of a team of health care professionals, chiefly a neurosurgeon, a neurologist, and a neuropsychologist.
What should a patient know before they allow a physician to control a part of their brain? What are the ramifications of this widely used DBS therapy?
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