Deep Brain Stimulation Effective for OCD, but Barriers Persist

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is safe and effective for individuals with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that has been resistant to conventional therapy, a meta-analytic review confirms. “DBS is a viable option for treatment-resistant OCD that can be expected to produce a significant clinical benefit in about 2 out of 3 cases,” study investigator Wayne Goodman, … Read more

‘Robust’ Increase in Tics During the Pandemic Explained?

Updated March 4, 2022 // Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional comments from Davide Martino, MD, PhD, of the University of Calgary, Canada. Early results from a new study show a significant correlation between tic initiation and social media use during the COVID pandemic in adolescents with a preexisting tic disorder. Dr … Read more