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Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise in Treatment of Major Depression and OCD

Conference Report from The American Association of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting 2006 is showing promise results in treatment refactory OCD:

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24 — Deep brain stimulation significantly reduced symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) according to long-term results of a pilot study reported today.

Four of eight patients followed for 36 months after implantation of the stimulator had a reduction of at least 35% in OCD symptoms and two more patients reduced symptoms by 25% to 35%, said Ali Rezai, M.D., chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Neurological Restoration, at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons meeting here.

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Double-Blind Treatment With Oral Morphine in Treatment-Resistant Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

For people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who have not been helped by standard drug treatments, a weekly dose of oral morphine may ease their symptoms, according to a small pilot study.

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