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Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment Resistant Depression

DBS for Depression - Webinar
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 10:00 am
- 10:30 am ET
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Neurosurgical treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders have been used for decades in patients refractory to non-surgical therapy. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in particular has risen to the forefront of the neurosurgical armamentarium. The procedure consists of placing electrodes (typically one bilateral pair) into a specific region of the brain and connecting them to a pacemaker-like stimulator implanted under the skin, typically in the upper chest. DBS is a mainstay of treatment for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. Given its success for those disorders, DBS has been applied to a number of other indications, including treatment-resistant depression (TRD). 

This webinar provides an overview of the history of DBS for TRD, focusing on the last 10 years of effort. During this time, there have been a number of open label and randomized controlled trials that have shed light on this therapy. The webinar also discusses current trials in this field.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe principles underlying DBS therapy, including current and emerging indications
  2. Enumerate criteria important for the evaluation of candidates for DBS for TRD
  3. Identify promising features of current trials of DBS for TRD

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Presenter(s) Biography

Sameer Sheth, MD, PhD

Sameer Sheth, MD, PhD

Dr. Sameer Sheth is currently Associate Professor, Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair, Vice-Chair of Research, and McNair Scholar in the Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. He also holds joint appointments in the Department of Neuroscience and Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Physics and Astronomy. He then entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he received both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.

Dr. Sheth trained in neurological surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sheth specializes in the treatment of patients with movement disorders, epilepsy, and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Sheth is also a neuroscientist, with postdoctoral training in neurophysiology. His research interests are centered on a desire to better understand brain function and develop new therapies for neuropsychiatric conditions. Dr. Sheth runs the Functional and Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab, with funding from the NIH, McNair Foundation, Dana Foundation, and other sources.

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