Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Getting DBS Therapy for OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Medtronic Reclaim® DBS Therapy for OCD is approved under a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) for people with chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Is It Right for You?

Reclaim DBS Therapy for OCD is not right for everyone. Your healthcare team can help you determine if you are a candidate.

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Your Healthcare Team

With Reclaim DBS Therapy for OCD, a team consisting of a psychiatrist, a neurosurgeon, and nurses work together to help you manage your treatment for OCD.

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Procedure: What to Expect

A neurosurgeon will implant your DBS system. You'll be awake for some parts of the surgery. Usually the surgery lasts several hours, and the steps involved can vary depending upon the person. Your doctor will be able to answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

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Questions and Answers

We’ve provided answers to some of the most common questions about obtaining Reclaim DBS Therapy for OCD.

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Indications: The Medtronic Reclaim™ DBS Therapy is indicated for bilateral stimulation of the anterior limb of the internal capsule, AIC, as an adjunct to medications and as an alternative to anterior capsulotomy for treatment of chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) inadult patients who have failed at least three selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Reclaim DBS Therapy for OCD is available in a very limited number of centres.  Only a specialised multidisciplinary group of physicians can determine whether this therapy is right for the patient.


Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.