Electrical stimulation in anterior limbs of internal capsules in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Lancet. 1999 Oct 30;354(9189):1526. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(99)02376-4.


Chronic electrical stimulation instead of bilateral capsulotomy was done in four selected patients with long-standing treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder. In three of them beneficial effects were observed.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Letter
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / therapy*
  • Statistics, Nonparametric