Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder

Mayur Sharma, Kevin Reeves, Milind Deogaonkar, Ali R. Rezai

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Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by persistent obsessions with intrusive thoughts leading to severe generalized anxiety and/or compulsions in the form of repetitive tasks to relieve this distress. The success of deep brain stimulation surgery for a variety of movement disorders over the past 2 decades has led to the exploration of this treatment modality for medically refractory OCD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuromodulation
Subtitle of host publicationComprehensive Textbook of Principles, Technologies, and Therapies, Second Edition: Volume 1-3
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780128053539
ISBN (Print)9780128093023
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cortico–striato–thalamo–cortical loops
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Neuromodulation
  • Obsessive–compulsive disorder
  • Psychosurgery


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