In the PD module it stated that DBS is for idiopathic PD only and one of the other requirements in a response to Levodopa. In the module with essential tremor, it stated that DBS can be used as treatment. Can you clarify if DBS is PD only or also ET. Thanks!
Hi Kelley! Thanks for this question! Deep brain stimulation can be used for several conditions, including idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. In the Parkinson’s realm, it is only indicated for idiopathic PD (meaning it is not effective for secondary parkinsonism or Parkinson-plus syndromes). Hope this provides some clarification!