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Book Reviews

Brain Stimulation in Psychiatric Treatment

Kevin J. Black, MD

Published: November 15, 2005

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Dr. Lisanby has produced a gem of a review on a very timelytopic, namely, somatic treatments that involve electrical stimulationtargeting the brain. Psychiatrists know about electroconvulsivetherapy (ECT), but may not be aware of several newerbrain stimulation methods. The alphabet soup list of treatmentsincludes TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), MST (magneticseizure therapy), DBS (deep brain stimulation), and VNS(vagal nerve stimulation).’ ‹


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Volume: 66

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