Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation

According to a search of open studies listed on www.clinicaltrials.gov and a review article, DBS also is being studied for bipolar disorder, PTSD following combat, obesity, anorexia, addiction, Tourette syn-drome, and epilepsy, among other disorders. Despite the growing interest in DBS, Hariz and Hariz recently warned against the testing and touting of DBS for “dubious indications,” such as enhancing normal cognition and treating antisocial behavior

MISWIRED: New Novel Now Available on Amazon.com

MiswiredVisit Amazon.com to purchase MISWIRED

Dr. David Sternn is a physician who has received deep brain stimulation for his treatment resistant depression. He is also an addict in recovery and his psychiatrist, who controls the level of stimulation he gets, is concerned that he may be abusing the process. The two are locked on a collision course that eventually spirals out of control. This novel deals with existing technology that can be helpful but also abused and confronts the sometimes fine line between therapy and performance/mood enhancement.