Surgical Option a Potential Life-Changer for Patients With OCD

Surgical Option a Potential Life-Changer for Patients With OCD

Usually treatable with therapy and medication, not everyone finds relief from obsessive-compulsive disorder. A type of brain surgery is showing promise. "She made a phone call. She's never been able to make a phone call without me literally writing down every word," explained Paula O'Donnell, talking about her daughter, Erin. Erin, an otherwise bright and engaging young woman, has been paralyzed by OCD. That's determined the trajectory of her life since childhood. She was just 4 years old when a doctor prescribed medication. That began what – until recently – was a fruitless search to control the mental illness that...

Read more

Related Content

Can OCD Really Be Treated In 2 Weeks?
Can OCD Really Be Treated In 2 Weeks?

A group of kids with OCD completed therapy in just 2 weeks - could this possibly...

Read more
What OCD Feels Like - And How It Influenced This Famous Author's Latest Book
What OCD Feels Like - And How It Influenced This Famous Author's Latest Book

Not only is John Green the famous author of the young-adult novel The Fault in O...

Read more
OCD & The Root Of The Problem: Dr. Monnica Williams
OCD & The Root Of The Problem: Dr. Monnica Williams

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often shrouded in mystery, as sufferers s...

Read more
This Young Journalist With OCD Wants You To Know “You’re More Than Your Illness"
This Young Journalist With OCD Wants You To Know “You’re More Than Your Illness"

From model Gisele Bündchen to TODAY’s Carson Daly, there’s been a lot of discuss...

Read more
Freedom From OCD: An Original Series on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Freedom From OCD: An Original Series on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

It is estimated over 1.2% of the adult population wrestles with Obsessive-Compul...

Read more
OFFICIAL TRAILER: Freedom From OCD with Dr. Jenny Yip
OFFICIAL TRAILER: Freedom From OCD with Dr. Jenny Yip

An original 6-episode series on obsessive-compulsive disorder, available instant...

Read more