Deep brain stimulation for obsessive–compulsive disorders: long-term analysis of quality of life

@article{Ooms2013DeepBS,
  title={Deep brain stimulation for obsessive–compulsive disorders: long-term analysis of quality of life},
  author={Pieter Ooms and Mariska Mantione and Martijn Figee and P. Richard Schuurman and Pepijn van den Munckhof and Damiaan A.J.P. Denys},
  journal={Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery \& Psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={85},
  pages={153 - 158}
}
Objective To evaluate the long-term effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on quality of life (QOL) in therapy-refractory obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) patients. Design 16 patients who met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed) (DSM-IV) criteria for OCD and were considered therapy-refractory were treated with DBS. Patients were assessed 1 month before device implantation (T0), at 8 months of active stimulation (T1) and at 3–5 years of active stimulation (T2). QOL… 

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