DBS Therapy for OCD Deep Brain Stimulation

For adult patients with chronic, severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD*) who do not respond well to medication or cognitive-behavior therapy

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ABOUT DBS THERAPY

Medtronic DBS Therapy uses a surgically implanted medical device to deliver carefully controlled electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas in the brain.

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Humanitarian Device - Authorized by Federal (U.S.A.) law for use as an adjunct to medications and as an alternative to anterior capsulotomy for treatment of chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adult patients who have failed at least three selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated.