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Biological Therapies for OCD

Capsulotomy and cingulotomy
Performed for anxiety disorders, including OCD
Such operations remove the capsule (involved with emotion and anxiety)
and the cingulum (links to the obitofrontal cortex to the caudate nucleus)
Low success rate, so is a last resort
Study 45% of patients at least…

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They are effective at reducing symptoms of OCD and have been found to be more effective
than placebos ­ shows drugs actually work, not just positive thinking with the idea of getting
But may just treat symptoms, not the cause ­ when drugs are stopped, the symptoms return




A useful summary document of therapies for OCD, many thanks.

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