Deep brain stimulation is being tested to treat opioid addiction
It’s the first time electrodes have been implanted in the brain for opioid use disorder in the United States.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/surgeon-implants-electrodes-in-patients-brain-in-attempt-to-cure-severe-opioid-use-disorder/2019/11/06/b76bdea8-0000-11ea-8501-2a7123a38c58_story.html The next CornerLoc, SI-Fuse?
Substance use disorders (SUDs) are a growing public health concern with only a limited number of approved treatments. However, even approved treatments are subject to limited efficacy with high long-term relapse rates. Current treatment approaches are typically a combination of pharmacotherapies and behavioral counselling. Growing evidence and technological advances suggest the potential of brain stimulation techniques for the treatment of SUDs. There are three main brain stimulation techniques that are outlined in this review: transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and dee...
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Condition: Addiction Opiate Intervention: Procedure: Bilateral surgical implantation of DBS system to Nucleus Accumbens Sponsor: Ruijin Hospital Recruiting
The deep brain stimulation treatment involves a surgeon drilling two small holes in the skull and feeding electrodes deep into the brain
Conclusions The treatment used for PD, particularly DA, is associated with the development of ICDs and related behaviors. Susceptibility to these disorders depends on the associated risk factors. ICDs can have serious personal, family, psychosocial, financial, and medical consequences. However, in contrast, artistic activities have been described in patients with PD while undergoing treatment with DA. These patients are compulsive but report a positive influence on quality of life. These findings highlight the need for a very critical approach at the moment of Dopaminergic Replacement therapy choice. Author Contributio...