DBS as a Treatment for Movement Disorders

DBS as a Treatment for Movement Disorders

– [Kevin Chou] So movement disorders are neurological disorders that basically cause abnormal movements. The two most common movement disorders that we see here at the University of Michigan are Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, meaning that it gets worse slowly over time. That cause tremors, bradykinesia, which…

Lobotomy: A Dangerous Fad’s Lingering Effect on Mental Illness Treatment | Retro Report

Lobotomy: A Dangerous Fad’s Lingering Effect on Mental Illness Treatment | Retro Report

I will perform transorbital lobotomy on ten patients within an hour. In the 1930’s, a new brain surgery like the one portrayed here in the movie Frances, was brought to the United States: the lobotomy. Only a little more dangerous than operating to remove an infected tooth. It was performed on mentally ill patients all…