Deep Brain Stimulation Index

Featured: Deep Brain Stimulation Main Article

Deep brain stimulation (or DBS) is a way to inactivate parts of the brain that cause Parkinson's disease and its associated symptoms without purposefully destroying the brain. In deep brain stimulation, electrodes are placed in the thalamus (to treat essential tremor and multiple sclerosis) or in the globus pallidus (for Parkinson's disease).

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder in which brain and spinal cord nerve cells become demyelinated. This damage results...learn more »
      In This Article
      Multiple Sclerosis Article
      • What is multiple sclerosis?
      • What causes multiple sclerosis?
      • What are the risk factors for developing multiple sclerosis?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis?
      • What are the different types of multiple sclerosis?
      • How is multiple sclerosis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment of multiple sclerosis?
      • What is the prognosis and life expectancy with multiple sclerosis?
      • Can multiple sclerosis be prevented?
      • What research is being done on multiple sclerosis?
    • Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's disease is a slowly progressive neurologic disease characterized by a fixed inexpressive face, a tremor at rest,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Parkinson's Disease Article
      • Parkinson's disease facts
      • What is Parkinson's disease?
      • What causes Parkinson's disease?
      • What genes are linked to Parkinson's disease?
      • Who is at risk for Parkinson's disease?
      • What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?
      • What other conditions resemble Parkinson's disease?
      • How is Parkinson's disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for Parkinson's disease?
      • How can people learn to cope with Parkinson's disease?
      • Can Parkinson's disease be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis of Parkinson's disease?
    • Cluster Headaches The term cluster headache is a type of headache that recurs over a period of time. There are episodes that last one to three...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cluster Headaches Article
      • What are cluster headaches?
      • Who gets cluster headaches?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of cluster headaches?
      • What causes cluster headaches?
      • What triggers cluster headaches?
      • How are cluster headaches diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for cluster headaches?
      • Can cluster headaches be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for cluster headaches?
    • Dystonia Dystonia disorders cause involuntary movements and prolonged muscle contraction, resulting in twisting body motions, tremor, and...learn more »
      In This Article
      Dystonia Article
      • Dystonia facts*
      • What is dystonia?
      • What are the symptoms of dystonia?
      • What do researchers know about dystonia?
      • When do symptoms of dystonia occur?
      • How are the dystonias classified?
      • What treatments are available for dystonias?
      • What research is being done on dystonias?
      • Where can I get more information about dystonias?
    • Lewy Body Dementia (Dementia with Lewy Bodies) Lewy body dementia (LBD or dementia with Lewy bodies) is one the most common causes of dementia. There are two types of LBD: 1)...learn more »
      In This Article
      Lewy Body Dementia (Dementia with Lewy Bodies) Article
      • Lewy body dementia facts*
      • Lewy body dementia (LBD) introduction
      • What are Lewy bodies?
      • What is Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
      • What are the types of Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
      • Who is affected by Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
      • What are the causes and risk factors for Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
      • What are the common symptoms of Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
      • Cognitive symptoms of Lewy body dementia
      • Behavoiral and mood symptoms of Lewy body dementia
      • Sleep disorders associated with Lewy body dementia
      • Movement symptoms of Lewy body dementia
      • Other Lewy body dementia symptoms
      • How is Lewy body dementia (LBD) diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment and management of Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
      • Medications for Lewy body dementia
      • Medications for cognitive symptoms
      • Medications for movement symptoms
      • Medications for sleep disorders
      • Medications for behavioral and mood problems
      • Other treatment considerations

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Tools & References