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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy is not right for everyone. Only a doctor experienced with using DBS can determine if you are a candidate.
You may be a candidate for deep brain stimulation therapy for OCD if you:
If you have certain medical conditions and carry certain risk factors, DBS therapy may not be a good choice for you.
For more information, talk with your psychiatrist about whether you are an appropriate candidate, or contact a center that offers DBS therapy for OCD.
If your doctor determines you are a candidate for DBS, you will need to make the final decision about whether or not to choose the therapy.
Here are some suggestions to help you decide whether DBS therapy is right for you:
Before you meet with your doctor, think about what you want to learn. Prepare questions and be ready to provide information about your medical history.
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.