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Neuromodulation With Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Alcohol Use Disorder

Khaled Moussawi MD, PHD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is an experienced clinical neurologist and neuroscientist. This Podcast summarizes his research team's efforts to identify and translate pre-clinical neurobiological findings into actionable clinical treatment protocols for alcohol and potentially other addictions. Deep Brain Stimulation, DBS, now approved treatment of Parkinson's disease, holds such promise for patients with chronic severe alcohol use disorders.

Released: 11/15/21


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