This is the first comprehensive and detailed reference work which
focuses on neuromodulation strategies in psychiatry.
Neuromodulation strategies are no longer confined to tertiary
hospitals but are used in community practices and even by
individual psychiatrists. Surgery for psychiatric disorders is one
of the main advances in the field of Functional Neurosurgery.
Neuromodulation in Psychiatryincludes chapters on the history of
this controversial field, and the ethics of modern usage of such
techniques. Specific chapters are devoted to neuromodulation and
surgical strategies used in psychiatry including transcranial
magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation,
vagus nerve stimulation, direct cortical stimulation, and deep
brain stimulation. For each technique, a chapter describes the
basic principles of each technique, using figures and schematics to
illustrate details for people who do not have personal experience
of using these techniques.