Deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder: a crisis of access

Veerle Visser-Vandewalle (Lead / Corresponding author), Pablo Andrade, Philip E. Mosley, Benjamin D. Greenberg, Rick Schuurman, Nicole C. McLaughlin, Valerie Voon, Paul Krack, Kelly D. Foote, Helen S. Mayberg, Martijn Figee, Brian H. Kopell, Mircea Polosan, Eileen M. Joyce, Stephan Chabardes, Keith Matthews, Juan C. Baldermann, Himanshu Tyagi, Paul E. Holtzheimer, Chris BervoetsClement Hamani, Carine Karachi, Damiaan Denys, Ludvic Zrinzo, Patric Blomstedt, Matilda Naesström, Aviva Abosch, Steven Rasmussen, Volker A. Coenen, Thomas E. Schlaepfer, Darin D. Dougherty, Philippe Domenech, Peter Silburn, James Giordano, Andres M. Lozano, Sameer A. Sheth, Terry Coyne, Jens Kuhn, Luc Mallet, Bart Nuttin, Marwan Hariz, Michael S. Okun

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Deep brain stimulation is an effective treatment for obsessive–compulsive disorder but is rarely used. Action is needed by psychologists, psychiatrists and insurers so that patients with otherwise intractable cases can receive this therapy to improve their mental health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1529-1532
Number of pages4
JournalNature Medicine
Early online date15 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022


  • Health policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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