Active stimulation site of nucleus accumbens deep brain stimulation in obsessive-compulsive disorder is localized in the ventral internal capsule.

@article{Munckhof2013ActiveSS,
  title={Active stimulation site of nucleus accumbens deep brain stimulation in obsessive-compulsive disorder is localized in the ventral internal capsule.},
  author={Pepijn van den Munckhof and D. Andries Bosch and M. Mantione and Martijn Figee and Damiaan Denys and P. R. Schuurman},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement},
  year={2013},
  volume={117},
  pages={53-9}
}
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic psychiatric disorder characterized by persistent thoughts and repetitive ritualistic behaviours. Despite optimal cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological therapy, approximately 10 % of patients remain treatment-resistant. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is being investigated as experimental therapy for treatment-refractory OCD. In the current study, we determined the relationship between anatomical location of active electrode contacts and clinical… CONTINUE READING
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