Module introduction

By the end of this module, we hope that you will be able to:


  • describe differences in the legislative framework for ablative neurosurgery, VNS, and DBS in the UK


  • appreciate differences between ablative surgery and neuromodulation strategies


  • discuss the outcomes and adverse effects for cingulotomy for depression and OCD


  • describe the expected outcomes and adverse effects associated with VNS and DBS for psychiatric illness.



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