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Organizations Butler
Research Type Clinical
Therapeutic Area of Study Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Eligibility Criteria Participants are between the ages of 18 and 65, suffering from severe, debilitating and highly treatment resistant OCD. This study has extensive inclusion and exclusion criteria. Please contact us for more information. Health insurance is required
Recruitment Status Open
Date Study Started 03/01/2008
Date Study Ends 09/30/2013
Contact Information

For more information contact Richard Marsland, RN at (401) 455-6211


Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a procedure that involves the use of thin wires to carry electric current to parts of the brain associated with producing OCD symptoms. DBS has been effectively and safely used to treat movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, and may be beneficial in reducing the severity of OCD symptoms. This study is a collaboration between Butler Hospital and three other hospitals across the nation. The goal is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of DBS in treating people with severe and otherwise treatment-resistant OCD.
Study participation through follow-up will last 4 years. Participants will be evaluated and, if approved, surgically implanted with the DBS device. Participants will return regularly for follow-up evaluations and DBS adjustment.

More about DBS for OCD Study

More information is available at: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00640133,

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