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Brain Recordings for People with Deep Brain Stimulation for Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

(IRB#: IRB_00169174)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder causes a person to have constant thoughts that can lead to repeated behaviors that may severely disrupt a persons life. This study will look at the effects of deep brain electrical stimulation therapy (small electrodes implanted in a persons brain that send mild amounts of electricity) on a patient with this disorder who has already been implanted with the Deep Brain Stimulation system. The study aims to better understand the relationship between brain activity, behavior, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder symptoms to help people with this disorder. People in this study will have the already recorded brain activity they received as standard of care collected and analyzed. Being in the study may last as long as the participant receives stimulation therapy and wants to participate.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Volunteers with special conditions
  •   In Person
  • Unpaid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 18 to 64 years old
  • Implanted with the Medtronic Percept Deep Brain Stimulation system to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Exclusion Criteria

  • Pregnant

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Ben Shofty, MD


IRB#: IRB_00169174

PI: Ben Shofty


Approval Date: 2023-11-16 07:00:00

Study Categories: Brain Health Studies, Mental Health and Well-being Studies

Specialties: Neurosurgery

Last Updated: 6/8/23