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(Othello syndrome)
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  • Othello syndrome after STN DBS - psychiatric side-effects of DBS and methods of dealing with them. [Case Reports]
  • PPPsychiatr Pol 2016; 50(2):323-327
  • Antosik-Wójcińska AZ, Święcicki Ł, … Sołtan E
  • CONCLUSIONS: In recent years, work is underway on the use of DBS in psychiatry, particularly in patients with treatment-resistant depression. It is necessary to set the strategy for dealing with side-effects of DBS. Most of the authors prefer the temporary or permanent switch off the stimulator. In the author's opinion, in some cases it is possible to effectively treat the psychotic symptoms without resignation from the benefits of stimulation. So far, however, such cases were described so rarely that it is difficult on this basis to formulate conclusions that can be applied to the whole population of patients treated with DBS. Only a systematic study including an assessment of psychotic symptoms using scales and analysing the received treatment and stimulation parameters could give an idea of what is the most appropriate strategy in case of psychosis following DBS.
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