Deep Brain Stimulation for Cognitive Dysfunction and Psychiatric Disorders

A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Neurotechnology and Neuroimaging".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 September 2024 | Viewed by 209

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Basic & Clinical Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK
Interests: deep brain stimulation; Parkinson's disease; movement disorders; neurooncology; epilepsy; chronic pain; spine surgery

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Pain and Functional Neurosurgery Clinic, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Interests: deep brain stimulation; neuropsychiatric disorders; neurosurgery

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Functional Neurosurgery Department, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, Brazil
Interests: neurology; neuroanatomophysiology; neurosurgery; deep brain stimulation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure that involves implanting electrodes that deliver electrical impulses to specific areas of the brain, modulating neuronal activity in order to treat certain medical conditions. The clinical use of DBS is among the most important advances in the clinical neurosciences in recent decades. Although it has primarily been used to treat movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, its novel potential indications in both neurological and psychiatric disorders are undergoing active investigation. This Special Issue aims to collect clinical and pre-clinical studies, investigating the application of DBS in the management of cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders, as well as future directions in the DBS field. A deeper understanding of the working mechanisms of DBS, its limitations, and potential applications in the management of cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders will help to elaborate the future role of this technology in treating the most challenging diseases affecting the human brain.

Dr. Luciano Furlanetti
Dr. Eduardo Joaquim Lopes Alho
Dr. Paulo Roberto Franceschini
Guest Editors

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  • deep brain stimulation
  • psychiatry
  • cognitive disorders
  • neuroscience
  • technology

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