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Adaptive DBS in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is an experimental treatment used in some patients with treatment resistant Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Electrodes are placed in the brain and connected to pacemaker-like device that produces electrical stimulation. This proposal aims to develop a prototype DBS system that would adjust stimulation automatically in response to the patient’s changing clinical needs.

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Development of adaptive DBS for neuropsychiatric disorders employs next-generation deep-brain stimulation devices, streaming of electrocorticography data, facial affect recognition, wearable inertial monitoring equipment, and clinical evaluations. Credit: J. Gregory.