Год издания: 2008
Количество страниц: 200
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There are disorders that defy treatment with prescribed pharmaceuticals: a man’s hands shake so hard that he cannot hold anything; a woman is mired in severe, inescapable depression; or a child falls into severe epileptic seizures. For these patients and thers, an alternative is emerging for when pharmaceuticals fail: deep brain stimulation. More than 30,000 people worldwide undergo this treatment each year, and with this volume, Jamie Talan and Richard Firstman explain this cutting-edge medical developmet that may hold the key to unlocking some of medicine’s most bewildering mysteries.Deep brain stimulation primarily consists of implanting electrodes in the brain that are connected to a device similar to a pacemaker. Talan and Firstman describe the ways n which deep brain stimulation has produced promising results in the treatment of numerous diseases, such as Parkinson’s Disease, depression, and Tourette’s syndrome. The book also features compelling profiles of patients who have...