Neuropsychopharmacology

TABLE 4

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Long-Term Effects of Nucleus Accumbens Deep Brain Stimulation in Treatment-Resistant Depression: Evidence for Sustained Efficacy

Bettina H Bewernick, Sarah Kayser, Volker Sturm and Thomas E Schlaepfer

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Table 4. Adverse Events

Adverse eventsRelated to surgical procedureRelated to parameter changeUnrelated to DBS
Seizure1  
lead dislodgment1  
Dysphagia3  
Pain4  
Swollen eye6  
Psychotic symptoms 1 
Muscle cramps 1 
Vision/eye movement disorder 1 
Headache 1 
Paresthesia 2 
Transient mood elevation 2 
Agitation 3 
Disequilibrium 3 
Erythema 4 
Transient increase in anxiety (subjective) 4 
Increased sweating 4 
Suicide attempt  1
Suicide  1
Dyskinesia  1
Syncope  1
Herniated disc  1
Aneurysm in groin  1
Reduced pulmonary function  1
Cataract surgery  1
Breast cancer  1
Leg fracture  2
Aconuresis  2
Gastritis  5

 Number of patients experiencing adverse events related to the surgical procedure, to parameter changer or judged to be unrelated to DBS.

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