γ knife surgery anterior capsulotomy for severe and refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder.

@article{Sheehan2013KS,
  title={γ knife surgery anterior capsulotomy for severe and refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder.},
  author={Jason P Sheehan and Gregory K. Patterson and David Schlesinger and Zhiyuan Xu},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={119 5},
  pages={1112-8}
}
OBJECT Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a challenging psychiatric condition associated with anxiety and ritualistic behaviors. Although medical management and psychiatric therapy are effective for many patients, severe and extreme cases may prove refractory to these approaches. The authors evaluated their experience with Gamma Knife (GK) capsulotomy in treating patients with severe OCD. METHODS A retrospective review of an institutional review board-approved prospective clinical GK… CONTINUE READING