The Dopamine Chronicles

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DBS or Crazy Marty Plays With Electricity

The good news is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) lasts a lot longer than I thought, I had originally heard of cases that were only effective for 5 or so years, here’s the link. Looks like more like 10 years! Yay! AND they can also not have to stick the little electrodes DEEP into the brain, it can fit right under the skull, here’s the link. SOOO what that means is you got maybe 5 to 7 years (conservatively) on the meds and they stop working so well, THEN you get the electric yalmulke!


Written by martyworld

October 21, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

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