Pilot study of deep brain stimulation in refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder ethnic Chinese patients.

@article{Tsai2012PilotSO,
  title={Pilot study of deep brain stimulation in refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder ethnic Chinese patients.},
  author={Hsin-Chi Tsai and Chun-Hung Chang and Jiann-I Pan and Hung-Jen Hsieh and Sheng-Tzung Tsai and Hsiang-Yi Hung and Shin-Yuan Chen},
  journal={Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={303-12}
}
AIMS Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral capsule/ventral striatum (VC/VS) is a promising alternative to ablative surgery in treatment of refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A pilot study was conducted to assess 15-month outcomes of DBS in patients with refractory OCD in Taiwan. METHODS Four adult patients with a 3-year or more history of refractory OCD (Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale [Y-BOCS] score of at least 28) met the criteria for DBS surgery. DBS electrodes… CONTINUE READING
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