Research findings, "Three-year outcomes in deep brain stimulation for highly resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder," are discussed in a new report. "Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the anterior limb of the internal capsule has been shown to be beneficial in the short term for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients who exhaust conventional therapies. Nuttin et al, who published the first DBS for OCD series, found promising results using a capsule target immediately rostral to the anterior commissure extending into adjacent ventral capsule/ventral striatum (VC/VS)," investigators in the United States report.
"Published long-term outcome data are limited to four...
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