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Deep Brain Stimulation A New Treatment Shows Promise in the Most Difficult Cases

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ISBN-10: 193259437X

ISBN-13: 9781932594379

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jamie Talan, Richard Firstman

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There are disorders that defy treatment with prescribed pharmaceuticals: a man's hands shake so hard that he cannot hold anything; a woman is mired in severe, inescapable depression; or a child falls into severe epileptic seizures. For these patients and others, an alternative is emerging for when pharmaceuticals fail: deep brain stimulation. More than 30,000 people worldwide undergo this treatment each year, and with this volume, Jamie Talan and Richard Firstman explain this cutting-edge medical development that may hold the key to unlocking some of medicine's most bewildering mysteries. Deep brain stimulation primarily consists of implanting electrodes in the brain that are connected to a…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Dana Press, The
Publication date: 2/15/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Richard Firstman lives in Northport, New York.

Acknowledgments
Illustrations
Prologue
Parkinson's Disease: The Mother Lode
Breaking Ground: 100 Years of Research
Coop the King: Controversy on the Frontier
Finding the Parkinson's Problem
The French Connection
Tantalizing Leads
Acting on Impulse: DBS and Dystonia
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: DBS for Psychiatry
DBS Teams Take On Depression
Tourette Syndrome
Battling Epilepsy
The Hardest Cases: Pain and Minimal Consciousness
Taking Stock and Looking Ahead
Patients, Parameters, and Risks
Ethics and the Future
References
Additional Resources of Interest
Index