More Details about Neuromodulation in Psychiatry

General Information  
Author(s)Clement Hamani and Paul Holtzheimer and Andres M Lozano and Helen Mayberg
PublisherJohn Wiley
Publish YearDecember 2015


This is the first comprehensive and detailed reference work which focuses on neuromodulation strategies in psychiatry. Neuromodulation strategies are no longer confined to tertiary hospitals but are used in community practices and even by individual psychiatrists. Surgery for psychiatric disorders is one of the main advances in the field of Functional Neurosurgery. Neuromodulation in Psychiatryincludes chapters on the history of this controversial field, and the ethics of modern usage of such techniques. Specific chapters are devoted to neuromodulation and surgical strategies used in psychiatry including transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, direct cortical stimulation, and deep brain stimulation. For each technique, a chapter describes the basic principles of each technique, using figures and schematics to illustrate details for people who do not have personal experience of using these techniques. Another chapter then focuses on the results of clinical research, trials and applications for that strategy.

Key Features:-

  • Encompasses basic principles, technical aspects and clinical applications including ethical consider
  • Clearly explains each technique with implications for clinical practice
  • Presents evidence in a comprehensive summary suitable for all levels
  • Allows psychiatrists to evaluate results obtained using such strategies and to make decisions regard