Non-motor Symptoms Determine Quality of Life After DBS

Non-motor Symptoms Determine Quality of Life After DBS

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Non-motor Symptoms Determine Quality of Life After DBS

Non-motor symptoms are major determinants of quality of life (QOL) for people with Parkinson’s disease who have undergone deep brain stimulation, known as DBS, a new study reports. “Postoperative QOL was associated with non-motor symptoms … rather than motor symptoms,” the researchers found, specifically noting that patients with worse impulsivity pre-surgery had a lower quality of life following the procedure than those without such issues. Importantly, the findings also show that, three years after DBS,…

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