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DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION FOR OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER

UNDERSTAND

YOUR SYMPTOMS

Obsessive-compulsive disorder* (OCD) is characterized by obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors.

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WHAT IS DBS?

A DBS device sends electrical signals within the brain that may help reduce some of the symptoms of OCD.

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GETTING DBS: WHAT TO EXPECT

From evaluation to surgery, learn about the process of getting deep brain stimulation therapy for OCD.

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LIVING WITH

DBS THERAPY

After surgery, the next step in your OCD treatment is adjusting to life with DBS therapy.

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ASKED QUESTIONS

Find answers to common questions about DBS therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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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.

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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.