Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens and bed nucleus of stria terminalis for obsessive-compulsive disorder: a case series.

@article{Islam2015DeepBS,
  title={Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens and bed nucleus of stria terminalis for obsessive-compulsive disorder: a case series.},
  author={Lucrezia Islam and Angelo Franzini and Giuseppe Messina and Silvio Scarone and Orsola Gambini},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={657-63}
}
BACKGROUND Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric condition defined by the presence of obsessions, compulsions, or both. It has a lifetime prevalence of 2%-3% and causes significant impairment in social and work functioning, as well as a reduced quality of life. Treatment includes pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, but a significant number of… CONTINUE READING