Stimulation treatments

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Nerve Stimulation Therapies for Epilepsy

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy

DBS therapy aims to control excessive brain activity, reducing seizure frequency and severity.

Key Point: DBS should complement, not replace, anti-epileptic drugs.

The effects may not be immediate and could take years to become noticeable.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

VNS acts as a brain pacemaker, targeting the Vagus Nerves to modulate brain signals.

Key Point: It can help manage seizure frequency and severity.

The stimulation level can be adjusted by the individual, potentially aiding in seizure prevention.

Continual Advancements in Stimulation Treatments

Ongoing research into stimulation therapies is uncovering more about their effectiveness.

Key Point: As research progresses, new insights into treatment efficacy emerge.

These advancements offer hope for improved seizure management and quality of life.