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Deep brain stimulation sites for OCD target distinct symptoms

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) reduces symptoms of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) during stimulation of either the ventral capsule (VC) or anteromedial subthalamic nucleus (amSTN), according to a study in Biological Psychiatry. DBS of the regions reduced OCD symptoms to a similar extent, but produced distinct effects on specific symptoms — VC stimulation drastically improved mood,… Read More »

Utah's high altitude may have helped diagnose 8-year-old North Carolina boy's brain tumor, family says

The 8-year-old North Carolina boy was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer while in Utah for Christmas. (GoFundMe) An 8-year-old North Carolina boy hoping to spend a peaceful Christmas with his family in Utah instead received a devastating and unexpected diagnosis of glioblastoma — an aggressive, cancerous tumor often found in the brain or spine. Perryn Miller… Read More »