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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is marked by obsessive thoughts and repetitive movements, which are usually performed as a way to minimise the unease brought on by the obsessions. Mariska Mantione discusses a new treatment that may be viewed as a final lifeline for a group of OCD sufferers who do not respond to therapy or medication: deep brain stimulation (DBS). She investigates the efficacy, cognitive safety and working mechanisms of this brain stimulation with the aim of increasing knowledge on DBS for treatment-refractory OCD.

Event details of Brain stimulation for OCD
Date 24 April 2015
Time 14:00 -15:00
Location Agnietenkapel

M.H.M. Mantione, The Stimulated Brain: A Psychological Perspective on Deep Brain Stimulation on Treatment-Refractory Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.


Prof. D.A.J.P. Denys


Dr D.H. Nieman


Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.