Neuroimaging Deep Brain Stimulation in Psychiatric Disorders

  • Martijn Figee
  • Pepijn van den Munckhof
  • Rick Schuurman
  • Damiaan Denys


Neuroimaging may help us understand the mechanism of action of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of psychiatric disorders at existing targets and to explore other targets. To this end, we discuss structural and functional imaging studies of obsessive–compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, Tourette syndrome, and addiction, and the neuroanatomical changes in these disorders induced by deep brain stimulation.


Major Depressive Disorder Diffusion Tensor Imaging Deep Brain Stimulation Anterior Cingulate Cortex Tourette Syndrome 
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We would like to thank Rob Kreuger for his work on the illustrations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martijn Figee
    • 1
  • Pepijn van den Munckhof
    • 2
  • Rick Schuurman
    • 2
  • Damiaan Denys
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and NeurosurgeryAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Netherlands Institute for NeuroscienceRoyal Netherlands Academy of Arts and SciencesAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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