Chronic therapeutic brain stimulation: History, current clinical indications, and future prospects

Nrupen Baxi, Ali Rezai, Alon Y. Mogilner

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Abstract

First performed over 50 years ago, chronic electrical stimulation of the human brain has only recently begun to achieve its clinical potential. The dramatic benet of the technique in the treatment of severe movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, and dystonia, has spurred its use in a number of other disease conditions. These include epilepsy, chronic pain, and neuropsychiatric disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), treatment-resistant depression, and Tourette’s syndrome, while other emerging indications await.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioelectromagnetic and Subtle Energy Medicine
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages213-226
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781482233209
ISBN (Print)9780429256219
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Baxi, N., Rezai, A., & Mogilner, A. Y. (2014). Chronic therapeutic brain stimulation: History, current clinical indications, and future prospects. In Bioelectromagnetic and Subtle Energy Medicine (pp. 213-226). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.1201/b17978