Neuromodulation for Psychiatric Disorders

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday, Jan. 14

This session will focus on the critical and timely topic of closed-loop neuromodulation strategies for refractory psychiatric disorders. Such approaches are becoming increasingly common for movement disorders. But there is yet a wide gulf in our understanding of the neurophysiological basis of psychiatric disorders that must be bridged before CL approaches will be as commonplace. This session will address the question of how close we are to bridging this gulf.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify electrographic biomarkers of psychiatric disorders.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of closed-loop neuromodulation strategies for psychiatric disorders.
  • Debate the timeliness of focusing future efforts on closed-loop neuromodulation.
  • Identify barriers towards closed-loop approaches and strategies to surmount them.

Time-Resolved Behavioral Measures in Psychiatric DBS

Kelly R. Bijanki, PhD

Debate: Psychiatric DBS Is Ready for Closed Loop

Alik S. Widge, MD PhD

Debate: Psychiatric DBS Is Not Ready for Closed Loop

Nader Pouratian, MD

Faculty subject to change.