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NCRG Launches Nation's First Centers of Excellence in Gambling Research at Yale and University of Minnesota

Please, read the NCRG Press Realease.

Center Grant Staff:

Jon Grant, JD, MD, MPH
Suck Won Kim, MD
Matt Kushner, PhD
Ken Winters, PhD
Randy Stinchfield, PhD
Chris Donahue, PhD
David Redish, PhD
Brian Odlaug, BA

FDA has recently approved Deep Brain Stimulator

Faculty in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School are now screening Obsessive Compulsive Disorder patients who have failed to respond to all known OCD treatments.  FDA has recently approved Deep Brain Stimulator (Medtronic News Release) to treat refractory Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  

 If you are interested in the subject please contact:

Jon Grant, M.D.

Suck Won Kim, M.D.

If you are qualified, surgery will be performed by Aviva Abosch, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Abosch is a neurosurgeon who received her medical degree and Ph.D. in neurobiology from the University of Pittsburgh.  She completed her residency in neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco.  She completed fellowship training in epilepsy surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec), and in functional neurosurgery at the Toronto Western Hospital (University of Toronto).

Dr. Abosch directs the Program in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, focusing on deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, depressive disorders and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's Disease and epilepsy.  She also is experienced in peripheral nerve surgery. 

Dr. Abosch's clinical and research interests include neural correlates of obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and movement disorders on functional imaging and diffusion tensor MRI, and responses to deep brain stimulation; and novel applications of deep brain stimulation.

Tel Aviv University Redefines “Internet Addiction” And Sets New Standards For Its Treatment

Media: Tech News Watch

Published on: August 17, 2007

Click here to go the article

Drug to curb smoking also cuts alcohol dependence

Media: University of California, San Francisco News Office

Author: Wallace Ravven

Published on: July 9, 2007

Click here to go the article

Are gadgets, and the Internet, actually addictive?

Media: CNN

Author: Jonathan Mandell

Published on: July 3, 2007

Click here to go the article

New Drug Quiets Urge to Gamble

Media: Star Tribune

Author: Maura Lerner

Published on: February 01, 2006

Click here to go to the article (reprinted in the Times Herald Website).

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