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Deep brain stimulation for treatment resistant obsessive compulsive disorder; an observational study with ten patients under real-life conditions

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Abdelnaim, Mohamed A. ; Lang-Hambauer, VerenA ; Hebel, Tobias ; Schoisswohl, Stefan ; Schecklmann, Martin ; Deuter, Daniel ; Schlaier, Juergen ; Langguth, Berthold
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 14 Sep 2023 07:30


Introduction: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects 2–3% of the global population, causing distress in many functioning levels. Standard treatments only lead to a partial recovery, and about 10% of the patients remain treatment-resistant. Deep brain stimulation offers a treatment option for severe, therapy-refractory OCD, with a reported response of about 60%. We report a comprehensive ...


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