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Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

20:00 EDT 24 Jul 2017 | JAMA

To the Editor The review by Dr Hirschtritt and colleagues gave a comprehensive overview of diagnosis and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The authors proposed deep-brain stimulation as a treatment option for severely affected and treatment-resistant patients. They referred to a meta-analysis stating that 60% of patients respond to deep-brain stimulation with a mean symptom reduction of 45.1%. We agree that these results suggest promise but we would like to highlight further important challenging aspects of the treatment.

Original Article: Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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