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Brain pacemaker lifts depression and OCD

Fitting patients with a brain pacemaker could switch off hard-to-treat depression, believe UK experts.

The technology, already used to treat Parkinson’s disease, uses wires and a battery source to stimulate deep parts of the brain with electric currents.

As well as helping depressed patients who have failed on all other therapies, it might also be helpful for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

UK neurologists said they planned to test this after promising US trials.

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Source: BBC NEWS

See also: Medtronic Receives Humanitarian Use Device Designation for Treatment of OCD

Medtronic Receives Humanitarian Use Device Designation for Treatment of OCD

Den amerikanske virksomhed Medtronic vil snart søge godkendelse hos den amerikanske lægemiddelstyrelse Food and Drug Agency om godkendelse af deres produkt Activa til behandling af behandlingsresistent OCD. Activa benytter Deeb Brain Stimulation terapi og er reversibel modsat for eksempel neurokirurgi.

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