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Evolving Roles for Deep Brain Stimulation

May 29, 200915 min
Host: Shira Johnson, MD

Guest: Bruno V. Gallo, MD

Deep brain stimulation is used for movement disorders but can it be used for depression, addiction and chronic pain? Dr. Bruno Gallo, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida joins host, Dr. Shira Johnson to talk about the promise that deep brain stimulation can provide to patients when medication is not taking care of their symptoms. The two also discuss the bright future that brain stimulation has when it comes to curing other diseases.

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