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Depression leading to attempted suicide after bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation for Parkinson’s disease

Doshi, P.K., Chhaya, N., & Bhatt, M.H. (2002) Depression leading to attempted suicide after bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation for Parkinson’s disease , 17, 1084-1085

Doshi and colleagues examined 31 patients after DBS-STN. Case reports were provided for three of their patients, as they became depressed after a successful STN stimulation, and one of them attempted suicide, despite clinical improvement.

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