Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used as a surgical therapy to improve motor symptoms associated with PD. Continuous stimulation of an electrospin fixed in the subthalamic nucleus, globus pallidus, or other regions has been shown to improve Parkinsonism by initiating and supporting the release of dopamine in these brain regions.
Citation: Shiina A, Yamamoto T, Higuchi Y, Yamanaka Y, Hirano S, et al. (2015) Risk Factors for Psychiatric Complications after Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: An Observational Study. J Neurol Disord 3:218.