FDA approves Medtronic device for obsessive-compulsive disorder

02/19/2009 | MSNBC · Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Medtronic has received FDA approval for the first implant designed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. The Reclaim Deep Brain Stimulator, which was cleared under the "humanitarian device exemption," is a pacemaker-like device attached to four electrodes that deliver electrical jolts to brain areas that regulate mood and anxiety. The device will be made available to a small group of OCD patients who have not responded to other treatments.

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