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Consensus on guidelines for stereotactic neurosurgery for psychiatric disorders

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  • Bart Nuttin Research Group of Experimental Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy, Department of Neurosciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Chair of Committee of Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders of the WSSFN and Department of Neurosurgery, UZ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Working Group ‘Deep Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry: Guidance for Responsible Research and Application’. This Working Group is organised by the Europäische Akademie GmbH (Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, http://www.ea-aw.de). It consists of an interdisciplinary and international team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, bioethicists, philosophers and legal scholars, analysing ethical issues arising from the application of Deep Brain Stimulation for Psychiatric Disorders. Questions such as critical issues around regulatory processes and ethical guidance for the management of conflicts of interest for researchers, engineers and clinicians engaged in the development of therapeutic deep brain stimulation have been comprehensively studied and the results have been published under common authorship. WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Hemmings Wu Research Group of Experimental Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy, Department of Neurosciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Helen Mayberg Working Group ‘Deep Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry: Guidance for Responsible Research and Application’. This Working Group is organised by the Europäische Akademie GmbH (Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, http://www.ea-aw.de). It consists of an interdisciplinary and international team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, bioethicists, philosophers and legal scholars, analysing ethical issues arising from the application of Deep Brain Stimulation for Psychiatric Disorders. Questions such as critical issues around regulatory processes and ethical guidance for the management of conflicts of interest for researchers, engineers and clinicians engaged in the development of therapeutic deep brain stimulation have been comprehensively studied and the results have been published under common authorship. Department of Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Marwan Hariz WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Department of Clinical Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, Umea University, Umea, Sweden PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Loes Gabriëls WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Chair of the Committee of Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders, Belgium and Belgium and Department of Psychiatry, UZ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Thorsten Galert Working Group ‘Deep Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry: Guidance for Responsible Research and Application’. This Working Group is organised by the Europäische Akademie GmbH (Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, http://www.ea-aw.de). It consists of an interdisciplinary and international team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, bioethicists, philosophers and legal scholars, analysing ethical issues arising from the application of Deep Brain Stimulation for Psychiatric Disorders. Questions such as critical issues around regulatory processes and ethical guidance for the management of conflicts of interest for researchers, engineers and clinicians engaged in the development of therapeutic deep brain stimulation have been comprehensively studied and the results have been published under common authorship. Deutsches Referenzzentrum für Ethik in den Biowissenschaften, Bonn, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Reinhard Merkel Working Group ‘Deep Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry: Guidance for Responsible Research and Application’. This Working Group is organised by the Europäische Akademie GmbH (Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, http://www.ea-aw.de). It consists of an interdisciplinary and international team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, bioethicists, philosophers and legal scholars, analysing ethical issues arising from the application of Deep Brain Stimulation for Psychiatric Disorders. Questions such as critical issues around regulatory processes and ethical guidance for the management of conflicts of interest for researchers, engineers and clinicians engaged in the development of therapeutic deep brain stimulation have been comprehensively studied and the results have been published under common authorship. Universität Hamburg/Juristische Fakultät Lehrstuhl für Strafrecht und Rechtsphilosophie, Hamburg, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Cynthia Kubu Working Group ‘Deep Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry: Guidance for Responsible Research and Application’. This Working Group is organised by the Europäische Akademie GmbH (Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, http://www.ea-aw.de). It consists of an interdisciplinary and international team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, bioethicists, philosophers and legal scholars, analysing ethical issues arising from the application of Deep Brain Stimulation for Psychiatric Disorders. Questions such as critical issues around regulatory processes and ethical guidance for the management of conflicts of interest for researchers, engineers and clinicians engaged in the development of therapeutic deep brain stimulation have been comprehensively studied and the results have been published under common authorship. Center for Neurological Restoration, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Osvaldo Vilela-Filho WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Neurology of Goiânia, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Service, Medical School, Federal University of Goiás, Medical School, Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Keith Matthews WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Advanced Interventions Service and Division of Neuroscience, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Takaomi Taira Past-president of WSSFN and Chair of Committee of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), and Department of Neurosurgery, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Andres M Lozano Past-president of WSSFN and Department of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Gastón Schechtmann WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Department of Neurosurgery and Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Paresh Doshi WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Program, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Giovanni Broggi WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Department of Neurosurgery, Instituto Neurologico C. Besta, Milano, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jean Régis WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Department of Functional Neurosurgery, Hôpital La Timone, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Ahmed Alkhani WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Department of Neurosciences, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, AlFaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Bomin Sun WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Center for Functional Neurosurgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Rui Jin Hospital, Shanghai, China PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Sam Eljamel WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Centre of Neurosciences Department of Neurosurgery, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Michael Schulder Department of Neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Michael Kaplitt Member of the Psychiatric Surgery Committee of the ASSFN and Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Emad Eskandar Member of the Psychiatric Surgery Committee of the ASSFN and Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Ali Rezai Past President, American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN), Department of Neurosurgery, American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN), Ohio State University, Ohio, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Joachim K Krauss President of ESSFN and WSSFN, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Paulien Hilven KU Leuven, Belgium PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Rick Schuurman Department of Neurosurgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Pedro Ruiz President of WPA, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jin Woo Chang WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders President of Asian Australasian Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Paul Cosyns Committee of Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders, Belgium, Kortenberg, Belgium PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Nir Lipsman WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Department of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Juergen Voges WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Department of Stereotactic Neurosurgery, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg and Leibniz-Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Rees Cosgrove WSSFN Committee on Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders Department of Neurosurgery, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Yongjie Li Department of Neurosurgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing, China PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Thomas Schlaepfer Working Group ‘Deep Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry: Guidance for Responsible Research and Application’. This Working Group is organised by the Europäische Akademie GmbH (Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, http://www.ea-aw.de). It consists of an interdisciplinary and international team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, bioethicists, philosophers and legal scholars, analysing ethical issues arising from the application of Deep Brain Stimulation for Psychiatric Disorders. Questions such as critical issues around regulatory processes and ethical guidance for the management of conflicts of interest for researchers, engineers and clinicians engaged in the development of therapeutic deep brain stimulation have been comprehensively studied and the results have been published under common authorship. Chair of the Focus Group ‘Deep Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry: Guidance for Responsible Research and Application’, Chair of the Task Force on Brain Stimulation of the World Federations of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, Chair of the Section of Experimental Brain Stimulation Methods of the German Association of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics and member of the Operational Committee on Sections of the World Psychiatric Association. He is professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Bonn, Germany, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Mental Health at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bart Nuttin, Department of Neurosurgery, UZ Leuven, KU Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven Belgium; bart.nuttin{at}kuleuven.be
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Nuttin B, Wu H, Mayberg H, et al
Consensus on guidelines for stereotactic neurosurgery for psychiatric disorders

Publication history

  • Received September 25, 2013
  • Revised November 30, 2013
  • Accepted December 18, 2013
  • First published January 20, 2014.
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August 06, 2014

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