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To cite: GaultJM, DavisR, CascellaNG, etal. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2017-316946
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Based on the success of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treating movement disorders, there is growing interest in using DBS to treat schizophrenia (SZ). We review the unmet needs of patients with SZ and the scientific rationale behind the DBS targets proposed in the literature in order to guide future development of DBS to treat this vulnerable patient population. [...] We conclude that patients with severe symptoms despite treatment must have the capacity to consent for a DBS clinical trial in which risks can be estimated, but benefit is not known. In addition, psychiatric populations should have access to the potential benefits of neurosurgical advances.
Clinical trial sites:
Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Johns Hopkins University
University of Colorado
University of Toronto
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