Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Purpose of Study: This study plans to enroll up to 10 subjects who have been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Once consented, the participant will undergo a Positron Emission Tomography/ Computerized Tomography (PET/CT) scan, Electroencephalography (EEG) with event-related potentials (ERP), and cognitive assessments prior to the DBS surgery. After surgery, the participant will repeat the PET/CT scan, EEG/ERP, and cognitive assessments every six months for two years. A total of five study visits is require for the study. Additional visits may be required if the PET/CT scan, EEG/ERP, and cognitive assessments cannot be scheduled or completed on the same day.
Eligibility Criteria: Patients who are candidates and are scheduled for deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for treatment-resistant OCD under FDA approval of HDE #H050003 will be approached and asked to participate in this research study. There is no additional eligibility criterion.
Status of Study: Open to Enrollment
Principal Investigator: Ali Rezai, MD
Contact: Thomas Geist
Sponsor: Ali Rezai, MD