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Deep Brain Stimulation

A New Frontier in Psychiatry

  • Damiaan Denys
  • Matthijs Feenstra
  • Rick Schuurman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. F. L. H. Gielen, G. C. Molnar
    Pages 1-10
  3. Pelle P. de Koning, Pepijn van den Munckhof, Martijn Figee, Rick Schuurman, Damiaan Denys
    Pages 43-51
  4. Christine Winter
    Pages 61-70
  5. Mayur Pandya, Andre Machado, Donald Malone
    Pages 95-102
  6. Brian W. Scott, José N. Nobrega, Clement Hamani
    Pages 103-112
  7. L. Ackermans, I. Neuner, J. Kuhn, V. Visser-Vandewalle
    Pages 113-129
  8. Bomin Sun, Wei Liu
    Pages 131-140
  9. Rolinka M. C. Schippers, Tommy Pattij, Taco J. De Vries
    Pages 141-157
  10. S. K. H. Tan, H. Hartung, V. Visser-Vandewalle, T. Sharp, Y. Temel
    Pages 175-182
  11. Michael X. Cohen
    Pages 183-191
  12. Osama A. Abulseoud, Emily J. Knight, Kendall H. Lee
    Pages 193-204
  13. Vinata Vedam-Mai, Michael S. Okun, Elly M. Hol
    Pages 205-215

About this book


Deep Brain Stimulation: A New Frontier in Psychiatry provides an overview of current developments and the future possibilities of deep brain stimulation for patients with therapy-refractory psychiatric disorders. The side-by-side presentation of clinical applications and animal research provides a truly translational approach. Also included is a special chapter on the ethical issues involved in deep brain stimulation in psychiatry.

Deep brain stimulation of selected brain areas has been shown to result in a substantial improvement of symptoms and quality of life in patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder and drug addiction. Although it is still an experimental therapy and the number of psychiatric patients that are treated is low, its effectiveness and safety makes deep brain stimulation the most promising therapy for treating other serious and life-threatening psychiatric conditions.

Deep Brain Stimulation: A New Frontier in Psychiatry is written for researchers in the area of (bio)medicine, life sciences, psychiatry, psychology, functional neurosurgery, neurosciences and neurobiology.


Addictive behaviour Brain stimulation Depression Obsessive compulsive disorder Psychiatric disorders Psychosurgery Tourette

Editors and affiliations

  • Damiaan Denys
    • 1
  • Matthijs Feenstra
    • 2
  • Rick Schuurman
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of PsychiatryAcademic Medical Center, University of AAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2., Neuromodulation and BehaviourNetherlands Institute for NeuroscienceAmsterdamNetherlands
  3. 3., Department of NeurosurgerAcademic Medical Center, University of AAmsterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Book Subtitle A New Frontier in Psychiatry
  • Editors Damiaan Denys
    Matthijs Feenstra
    Rick Schuurman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-30990-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-43470-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-30991-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 300
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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