Baylor College of Medicine scientist delving into brain stimulation to help OCD patients

Television has rarely been kind to people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorders. If you’ve ever watched the show “Hoarders,” you might think many people who have OCD get better with a little bit of therapy and whole lot of Lysol. But the truth is about one-third of people with the disorder don’t respond to treatment – therapy or medication – and are in desperate need of help. Deep brain stimulation might be one way to help people with hard-to-treat OCD and this week a team of scientists that includes Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Wayne Goodman found out they had been awarded a $7.5 million grant to further explore that game changer of an idea. The grant is part of a federal initiative launched by President Obama in 2013,…


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