The Parkinson's Appeal for Deep Brain Stimulation

DBS Support Group

Undergoing surgery for deep brain stimulation can be a stressful experience for patients and their families.

Research shows that
1. Adequate information allows people to make informed decisions about their future.

2. Appropriate support can help people cope better with stressful situations.

While the DBS team at The National Hospital aims to provide the best service possible, members of the team do not of course have first hand experience of Parkinson's disease or it's surgical treatment. 

Many of our patients tell us that they found great comfort in talking to other patients before having DBS surgery and that this helped them reach a decision about surgery.

We have set up a DBS support group for UK patients. The group is run by Marjan Jahanshahi, Professor of Neuropsychology, Joseph Candelario and Catherine Milabo Clinical Nurse Specialists in movement disorders.

A chance for you to meet other people with Parkinson's disease who have had DBS surgery.

If you would like to register an interest please email your details to or

Due to limited space, places at the moment will be restricted to National Hospital patients and their relatives.

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