Journal of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders


İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye

Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease; anorexia nervosa; deep brain stimulation; dementia; obsessive-compulsive disorder.


In dementia and various psychiatric diseases, the patient, patient’s relatives and the medical doctor may encounter difficult situations such as resistance to medical treatment and side effect of the medicine. This causes the need for exploring non-pharmacological treatment methods. The application of deep brain stimulation is considered to be an alternative treatment for psychiatric diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, treatment-resistant depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anorexia nervosa. In the studies done so far, deep brain stimulation was applied to various target regions but no definitive data has been obtained yet about its place in clinical use.