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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
The following guidelines for your Reclaim® Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for OCD will help you get the most from your Reclaim DBS Therapy.
After your surgery, your doctor or nurse will give you instructions about care at home. These instructions often include information about medications, the healing process after surgery, and when to return to your daily activities.
Making a full recovery from surgery can take several weeks. During the healing process, you may feel some discomfort at the incision sites on your scalp, and at the implantation site(s) for the neurostimulator(s). If you notice unusual symptoms, contact your doctor.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions for taking medication.
During your recovery, follow your doctor’s instructions about activities that include bending your neck, raising your arms over your shoulders, or strenuous activities like lifting heavy objects.
Be careful when participating in activities that may result in accidents or falls. Sudden jerky movements may cause the lead(s) in your brain to move. Falls may damage parts of the implanted system Reclaim™ DBS system. Surgery may be needed to repair or replace any damaged Reclaim DBS system parts.
Call your doctor if any of the following situations occur:
There may be changes in the level of your symptom suppression control over time.
These changes may include:
In many cases, your clinician can correct these changes by reprogramming your Reclaim DBS System. However, surgery may be required to reposition or replace the lead, replace the system, or remove the system.
Because your condition changes with time, it may improve, may worsen, or may remain unchanged with stimulation.
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.