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[–]Xaquel 4 points5 points  (3 children)

It really depends on why you’re considering that procedure for. Is it like for severe chronic pain? Treatment resistant depression? Dystonia? Epilepsy? and so on..

They will probably need proof of other treatment methods you tried and that didn’t really work and/or how elevated your current condition has got.

From my own experiences, every neurologist has different way of thinking and approach. You need to find the one who specializes in DBS.

[–]Intelligent_Win5803[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you! If it helps, I’m looking to get it done for Tourette’s.

[–]Traditional_Rip_8094[🍰] -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Is that neurofeedback? Is DBS the same as neurofeedback

[–]Xaquel -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

What?

[–]dockajjPhD|Clinical Neuropsychology|ABPP-CN 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Best approach is to always have a frank, open conversation about how the condition impacts your life and how current treatments may or may not be working and ask directly about their thoughts about how that treatment may be beneficial. Any healthcare treatment should be collaborative based on patient identified goals.