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Reuters: Brain Implant Approved For OCD Treatment In Europe

Posted Jul 19 2009 11:35pm

Fulltone OCD
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Article Highlights:

  • Medtronic recently received approval for an implantable brain device to treat OCD in Europe.
  • The device is designed to stimulate certain parts of the brain to help with OCD symptoms.
  • The device uses technology similar to other devices used to treat Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Research indicates that up to 2/3 of patients using the implants see improvement in their OCD symptoms.

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