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.
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
This event is open to the public.