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Psychiatrists Embrace Deep-Brain Stimulation

Brain-stimulation procedures for psychiatric disorders are on the rise. Should we be concerned?

Further Reading
Misuse of the FDA's Humanitarian Device Exemption in Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Joseph J. Fins et al. in Health Affairs, Vol. 30, No. 2, pages 302–311; February 2011.

Proposals to Trial Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Addiction Are Premature. Adrian Carter and Wayne Hall in Addiction, Vol. 106, No. 2, pages 235–237; February 2011.

This article was originally published with the title "Psychiatry's New Surgeons."

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