CE marked, Reclaim® DBS Therapy for OCD is available for use as an adjunct to medication and as an alternative to anterior capsulotomy for treatment of chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adult patients who have failed at least three selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Reclaim DBS Therapy for OCD may help manage your symptoms, but it is not a cure. When your DBS System is turned on, it will deliver stimulation that may decrease your OCD symptoms. If stimulation is discontinued, symptoms will likely return.
Risks of Reclaim DBS Therapy can include risks of brain surgery, stimulation side effects, or device complications.
Your doctor can provide more information about these and other potential risks and side effects. Many side effects related to stimulation can be managed by adjusting the stimulation settings. Several follow-up visits may be needed to find the best stimulation settings.
Additionally, neurostimulator batteries will need to be replaced after a period of months or years, depending on the level of stimulation you require. The battery can be replaced in a surgical procedure that does not require an overnight stay in the hospital.
Risks of surgery may include:
Possible side effects of brain stimulation may include:
Your doctor should carefully monitor you for symptoms of depression, anxiety, and/or hypomania/mania. Such symptoms may include changes in sleep or eating behavior, disinhibition, anger, aggression, and a predisposition to accidents.
There is also potential for brain tissue damage if the stimulation parameters are set too high. Your physician will be warned when the stimulation parameters exceed a certain charge density.
Possible device complications include:
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.