A critical study examines how patients with psychiatric comorbidities respond to Deep Brain Stimulation treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
DBS, best known for its use with patients with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, can do wonders as a last resort for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Implanting electrodes in the brain to treat a psychiatric condition is controversial. It's not a treatment that doctors or patients consider lightly.
IOCDF National Advocate Ethan Smith will lead a discussion on biologically based OCD treatments with a panel including Wayne Goodman, MD, Rachel Davis, MD, and Nolan Williams, MD. Come with questions!
School of Medicine instructor Patel, with support from colleagues and other healthcare experts, sought deep brain stimulation to help escape the confines of OCD. Listen to the podcast episode here.
AskScience AMA Series: We're Rachel Davis, MD, and Moksha Patel, MD, instructors at the CU School of Medicine. With Rachel's expertise, Moksha decided to undergo deep brain stimulation surgery for OCD. AUA!
Hosts Dr. Jon Abramowitz and IOCDF Advocate Kyle King will be joined by clinicians in the field of OCD research to dive deeper into the conversation about our biological understanding of OCD, as well as ask our panelists questions about the genetics, brain chemistry, and brain structures involved. You don’t want to miss this conversation!on about our biological understanding of OCD, as well as ask our panelists questions about the genetics, brain chemistry, and brain structures involved. You don’t want to miss this conversation!
Selected for The Conversation’s 2022 Editor’s Choice list
Rachel Davis, MD and Moksha Patel, MD featured in the 2022 State of the Campus
Mental illnesses such as obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and addiction are notoriously hard to treat and often don’t respond to drugs. But a new wave of treatments that stimulate the brain with electricity are showing promise on patients and in clinical trials. In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, we talk to three experts and one patient about the history of treating mental illness, how new technology and deeper understanding of the brain are leading to better treatments and where the neuroscience of mental illness is headed next.
‘I'm tired of feeling a prisoner to my thoughts’ – Moksha’s story: How deep brain surgery helped a doctor whose obsessive compulsive disorder became so bad, he wouldn't eat or drink during 30-hour shifts, to avoid using hospital toilets.
Postsurgical Morbidity and Mortality Favorably Informs Deep Brain Stimulation for New Indications Including Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder. Front Surg.
Future directions in psychiatric neurosurgery: Proceedings of the 2022 American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery meeting on surgical neuromodulation for psychiatric disorders. Brain Stimulation.