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05 October 2010

Deep brain stimulation for OCD

Using electrodes to stimulate areas deep within the brain may be able to help patients with severe OCD who do not respond to any other kinds of treatment, scientists say.

Using electrodes to stimulate areas deep within the brain may be able to help patients with severe obsessive compulsive disorder OCD who do not respond to any other kinds of treatment, Dutch scientists say.
 

"It's a bit like a pacemaker for the brain," said Damiaan Denys of Amsterdam University, who led the study and published its results in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry.
 

 
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