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Australian-first trial shows deep-brain stimulation treats severe OCD – Brisbane Times

The small clinical trial showed very positive results for most participants, leading to researchers calling for the treatment to be approved for more general use….

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For that reason, Dr Mosley said, the treatment was regarded as a last resort for severe forms of the disorder and the trial results did not change that.
Were certainly not suggesting that this should be a first-line treatment, but we do think based on these results that this should be considered for people with very severe forms of the disease, he said.
The trial was conducted as a fully double-blind placebo-controlled trial, which means neither the patients nor the doctors knew exactly when the…

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