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What risks are involved in implanting a deep brain stimulation device?

Like any surgery, there are a certain number of risks associated with implanting a deep brain stimulation device. Here are some of the possible risks involved:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Unwelcome mood changes
  • Movement disorders
  • Delirium
  • Insomnia
  • Lightheadedness

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