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Neurosurgical Treatment Of Anxiety Disorders Effective - But Risky

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Anxiety Disorders Treatment

Severely ill patients with anxiety disorders or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder undergoing neurosurgical treatment risk serious complications. The safety of the method must be carefully reconsidered. This according to the largest study made to date on the long-term effects of this surgical method.

"The frequency of adverse effects was higher than expected. Neurosurgery for mental disorders is currently gaining a lot of attention in the professional community with new ongoing trials in several countries and I think our results are another reason for caution", says psychiatrist Christian R