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People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) constantly have intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear or worry, in turn requiring them to take concomitant action such as excessive washing or cleaning. In his PhD thesis, Martijn Figee examines why deep brain simulation (DBS) – a surgical treatment involving the implantation of a medical device which sends electrical impulses to parts of the brain – is an effective remedy for OCD.

Event details of Motivational changes of deep brain stimulation in obsessive-compulsive disorder
Date 20 September 2013
Time 11:00 -12:00
Location Aula - Lutherse kerk

M. Figee, Moving the Brain: Neuroimaging Motivational Changes of Deep Brain Stimulation in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Supervisor

Prof. D.A.J.P. Denys

Co-supervisor

Dr G.A. van Wingen

Aula - Lutherse kerk

Singel 411
1012 XM Amsterdam

Entrance

Free of charge