Drug-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder and aggressive behavior are two severely disabling psychiatric conditions which may carry a certain burden on the patients themselves and on their families. In the last decade, the ields of interests of deep brain stimulation (DBS) also encompass psychiatric disorders, supported by imaging and neurophysiological techniques. We here report our institutional experience with the two above-mentioned disorders, describing the procedure commonly employed and the results obtained. Reinement of such techniques, possibly relying on advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), together with probabilistic pictures of ield of activation models, could shed more light into this complex ield of investigation; further studies are necessary to conirm and make actual results a starting point to new and more precise methodologies in this stimulating research ield.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Deep brain stimulation
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology