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Remission of alcohol dependency following deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens: valuable therapeutic implications?
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    Ethics in deep brain stimulation for alcohol dependence
    • Emily C Bell, Postdoctoral Fellow
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      • Emily C Bell and Eric Racine

    Dear Editor

    JJ Kuhn and colleagues (2007) report a remarkable change in abuse and dependence behavior using DBS neurosurgery.(1)

    First, before DBS could become a potential therapeutic option in alcohol dependence, several factors should likely be considered as suggested by the authors. A key consideration in extending DBS to alcohol dependent patients would be the fact that many patients seeking treatmen...

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