Suicide following deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease

Moriarty, John
August 2008
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Aug2008, Vol. 79 Issue 8, p851
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study on suicide in patients who had deep brain stimulation operation for Parkinson's disease conducted by T. Soulas and colleagues. It states that with more than a decade's experience of deep brain stimulationn and thousand of devices implanted, issues have been raised that suicide may be a relevant cause of mortality in patients having surgery. It suggests that suicide remains a significant reason of mortality in patients having surgery for movement disorders.


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