Neuromodulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Joshua P. Aronson, Husam A. Katnani, Emad N. Eskandar

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This article describes the basis for neuromodulation procedures for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and summarizes the literature on the efficacy of these interventions. Discussion includes neural circuitry underlying OCD pathology, the history and types of ablative procedures, the targets and modalities used for neuromodulation, and future therapeutic directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-101
Number of pages17
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Neuromodulation
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Vagus nerve stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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