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Comparing Quality of Life and Depression in Parkinson's Disease Patients with and without Deep Brain Stimulation

Understanding the impact deep brain stimulation (DBS) has on the quality of life (QoL) in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is of on-going need. The effectiveness of DBS for the treatment of motor symptoms in PD is well documented, but the long-term impact of DBS on the multi-faceted components of quality of life is less extensively studied. In addition, few studies have compared QoL in PD patients with and without DBS.

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