Neuropsychiatric Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

Sponsored by University of California, San Diego

Phase Quota
Phase 3

Stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus will have effects on various aspects of neuropsychiatric function.

Study Start Date: July 2008

Estimated Completion Date: December 2014

Specialties: Internal Medicine: Neurology Nursing: Neurology Psychiatry: Neuropsych Sciences Neurology: Movement Disorders,Neuropsych Sciences Physician Assistant: Neurology


  • Procedure: Stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus

Inclusion criteria

  • Participants diagnosed with idiopathic Parkinson's disease that meet criteria for treatment of their disease with STN-DBS. Participants will be selected for this study without regard for age (provided they are older than 18), gender or ethnic background
  • Participants must have undergone subthalamic nucleus DBS surgery and be receiving treatment at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, CA

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients under 18 years old
  • Patients with mini-mental status scores below 26/30
  • Patients with known psychiatric disease
  • Patients who are too infirm, demented or dysarthric to clearly understand the consenting process, task instructions, or to communicate verbally regarding participation or non-participation

Study Locations And Contact Information

  • Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, La Jolla California

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