Deep brain stimulation: a milestone in neuropsychiatry

Electrical modulation of neuronal circuits is allowing the treatment of an increasing number of diseases for which there is no other treatment option. Since the 1990s, new indications have not ceased to surface, leading to worries of possible excesses in the future. Prof. Pierre Pollak, who has witnessed the development of the technique, reviews twenty-five years of progress.

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