10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CST Saturday, January 16

Surgical Therapies for Psychiatric Diseases

Medication and therapeutic paradigms are continually advancing the treatment of psychiatric disease. Yet a large population of patients remains refractory to noninvasive treatments. Surgical therapies for treatment-resistant depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and others have an extended track record of efficacy, and are evolving along with our technological capabilities, such as minimally invasive neurostimulation (e.g., deep brain stimulation). These technical advances are paralleled by advances in machine learning applied to neuroimaging, electrophysiology, and behavioral biomarkers of disease. This session will introduce the attendee to the current state of the art in surgical therapies for psychiatric disease, highlighting deep brain stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, and lesioning procedures.

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