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SCIENCE: Speech outcomes in Parkinson's disease after subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is effective in reducing motor symptoms for many individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, STN DBS does not appear to influence speech in the same way, and may result in a variety of negative outcomes for people with PD

 

Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2016 Dec;33:3-11. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2016.09.022.