Brain Stimulation in Psychiatric Treatment
J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(11):1496-1496 [book review]
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Dr. Lisanby has produced a gem of a review on a very timely
topic, namely, somatic treatments that involve electrical stimulation
targeting the brain. Psychiatrists know about electroconvulsive
therapy (ECT), but may not be aware of several newer
brain stimulation methods. The alphabet soup list of treatments
includes TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), MST (magnetic
seizure therapy), DBS (deep brain stimulation), and VNS
(vagal nerve stimulation).