In the past, mental health has been treated secondary to physical health. However, through years of research and study, we have found that mental health often works with physical health and even influences it. By understanding the brain’s part to play in all of this, researchers can seek to improve the lives of people through treatments like brain stimulation therapy. Keep reading to learn more about one therapy in particular.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure. In DBS, electrodes are implanted into the brain where they will regulate abnormal impulses. It is most often used for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.