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ABOUT THE THERAPY DBS THERAPY FOR OCD

WHAT IS DBS?

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

DISCOVER DBS
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ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?

Find out if you might be a candidate for DBS therapy for OCD — and how to decide if DBS is right for you.

SEE IF DBS IS FOR YOU

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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A CLOSER LOOK AT DBS SURGERY

Get to know the DBS procedure, including what to expect during and after surgery.

LEARN ABOUT SURGERY

BENEFITS AND RISKS

DBS may help control your symptoms, but it is not a cure. Understand the benefits and risks.

SEE THE BENEFITS
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

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MEDTRONIC DBS PRODUCTS

Our DBS systems have the technology and features to make a difference for you now and into the future.

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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.